WICG: Community Appreciation Day | BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite
- Fri at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
- 170 Central Park West
WICG Invites The Community To Celebrate BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite at the New-York Historical Society Museum
Walker International Communications Group (WICG) Invites You To COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite Friday, September 23, 2022 | 6PM to 8PM New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street) Hosted By PATRICK L. RILEY RSVP for tickets: https://blackisbeautifulwicg.eventbrite.com Pay-as-you-wish The New-York Historical Society presents Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, on view through January 15, 2023, the first major exhibition dedicated to a pivotal figure of the second Harlem Renaissance who helped launch and popularize the influential “Black is Beautiful” movement of the 1960s. The exhibition features 40 large-scale color and black-and-white photographs that exemplify how Brathwaite used his photography as an agent of social and cultural change, while documenting the stories of the Black men and women who changed the political and cultural landscape by challenging notions of beauty and disenfranchisement. Organized by Aperture in partnership with Kwame S. Brathwaite, Brathwaite’s son and director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive, the photographs, mostly shot in Harlem and the Bronx, tell a story of a movement and a time. Website: https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/black-is-beautiful-the-photography-of-kwame-brathwaite Image Credits: Kwame Brathwaite, Sikolo Brathwaite, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS), Harlem, ca. 1968. Courtesy the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles The natural hairstyles worn by the Grandassa Models challenged conventional beauty standards. Their natural hair was unprocessed, not straightened, and had a range of coiled and curly textures. ________________________________________________________ Please note: Vaccination against COVID-10 is recommended, and face masks are required for all visitors and staff over the age of 2.
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