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Exhibitions Tagged #Black Women

We Were Beautiful Then, Too: Late 19th Century African American Cabinet Cards

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
 on show

Presented by The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

This exhibition highlights a selection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings in 19th century portraits of African Americans.

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Throned by Tiffany Smith

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts

SVACE is pleased to present Throned, a solo exhibition by SVACE and SVA MFA Photography and Related Media alumna Tiffany Smith, featuring a selection of photographs taken from the artist’s ongoing series which showcases a variety of portraits portraying community members.

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Rebel Vision

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2021
Rebel Vision centers the work of Black female and non-binary photojournalists to chart the liberatory possibilities of using the documentary camera as a tool for anti-racism.
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Self-Preservation

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2021

Black Women Photographers aims to disrupt the notion that it is difficult to discover and commission Black creatives. It is dedicated to providing a resource for the industry’s gatekeepers.

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dándoles sus flores (giving them their flowers)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

giving them their flowers is a multimodal youth-led storytelling exhibit honoring matriarchs of color through collaged photographs and oral histories.

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The Makin’

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021
Portraits of Black women outwardly expressing themselves through their Afro-futuristic fashion celebrating Black joy.
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Give Her, Her Flowers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3 Granite Terrace
 archive : 2021

Give Her, Her Flowers is a series of collages that revolve around honoring Black women—giving them their flowers while they’re still alive to enjoy them. Featured are advertisements of Black women from a Gold Medal Hair Products catalog (circa 1980s), paired with a variety of flowers from different advertisements.

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Flex

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2020

Kennedi Carter (b. 1998) explores ideas of Blackness related to wealth, power, respect, and belonging in her new series of photographs. Carter dressed friends and acquaintances in historically-inspired costumes that represent wealth and power.

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Cimarrona: Women and African Spirituality

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

This ongoing project explores the representation of women and African spirituality: as guardians of ancestral African practices, as a method of cultural preservation, and to challenge the cultural resistance of the diaspora in the Ecuadorian territory.

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Get It and Come Back

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Get It and Come Back is an ongoing series of expanding representations of the Caribbean-American experience. Kierra Branker creates images that parallel her shared experience of heritage in a distant homeland.

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ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering engages photography as a practice containing attributes and religious traditions of Africa and its diaspora.

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Ke Lefa Laka

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Eight years ago, I lost my mother and I needed to explore the possibility of keeping a connection with her. In my journey, I began looking for pieces of my mother in the house, I found many photos and clothes, which had always been there, but which I had ignored over the years. There she was, smiling and posing in these clothes.

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For My Girls

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

I empower women by portraying them with power, determination and focus. Many of my images feature women in confident poses, taken from a heroic angle. In For My Girls, I explore how 1990s female hip-hop artists inspired me to be proud of my African-American lineage, unapologetic for my liberated behavior and forceful in my approach to the culture at large.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Black Women

Oct 62021

The Vision Black Female Photojournalists Bring To Major News Coverage

Black female photographers bring a unique visual perspective to major news events. In this talk, Tara and Michael will take a close, fascinating and informative look at key images from 2020’s social justice protests.

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Oct 32021

How To Capture The Essence Of A Moment With Sheila Pree Bright

Bear witness to humanity through an eclectic visual story of music, culture, and creative freedom as fine-art photographer Sheila Pree Bright takes us back to Afropunk 2019 in Atlanta.

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Sep 262020

The Gravity of Inclusive Storytelling with Cheriss May

Photographer and Educator Cheriss May shares her experiences, responsibility, and connection to telling the story of national reckoning on race and justice from the lens of a Black woman.

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Sep 192020

Diversity in Visual Storytelling

Explore the unique visual dialogues of our esteemed Leica Women Foto Project 2019 awardees, Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova and Eva Woolridge, in a multi-dimensional conversation covering topics from gender parity in visual storytelling to the value of a personal project.

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Apr 272019

MFON Presents: Altar: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings

A panel discussion moderated by MFON co-founders Laylah Amatullah Barryan and Adama Delphine Fawundu will feature contributing photographers sharing perspectives on photography and spirituality.

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