Legacy Russell Appointed Associate Curator at Studio Museum of Harlem | The Network Journal

Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, The Network Journal Golden, chief curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem, today announced the appointment of Legacy Russell to serve as assistant curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum. [mc4wp_form id=”6042″] Her experience is in organizing exhibitions and events, writing for diverse audiences from popular to academic, and, most recently, serving…

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Dawoud Bey: 40 Years of Photos Affirming the ‘Lives of Ordinary Black People’ | The New York Times

Fayemi Shakur , The New York Times The Woman in the Light, Harlem, New York City, 1980. From the “Small Camera Work” series. Credit Dawoud Bey/University of Texas Press. Featured Image a socially conscious teenager, Dawoud Bey was intrigued by the controversy over the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 1969 exhibition, “Harlem on My Mind: Cultural…

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Kara Walker Invites You to a Public Hanging | Hyperallergic

Tom Micchelli , Hyperallergic Kara Walker, “African/American” (1998), linoleum cut on paper, 46.25 x 60.5 inches, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation. Featured Image , New Jersey — “Virginia’s Lynch Mob” (1998), the centerpiece of Kara Walker: Virginia’s Lynch Mob and Other Works, organized by guest curator…

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Photographer Bruce Talamon captured black joy in the glory years of soul and funk. Now he’s getting his due | Los Angeles Times

MAKEDA EASTER , Los Angeles Times Motown company basketball game: Katherine, Janet, Michael and Randy Jackson with Billy Bray, Los Angeles 1974. Photo by Bruce W. Talamon. Featured Image , Wind & Fire founder Maurice White had one name in mind for his memoir photos: Bruce Talamon. The photographer, who has nearly 40 years experience…

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Why giant murals of black women are popping up across London | Huck

Dominique Sisley , Huck Allison Janae Hamilton’s draws on imagery and myths of the rural South. She is an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem.Credit Heather Sten for The New York Times. Featured Image may already be familiar with the work of Neequaye ‘Dreph’ Dsane. The British Ghanaian street artist has been…

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Thomas Allen Harris Goes Through a Lens Darkly | PBS.Org

The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.

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