Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, February 2 – March 25, 2018
Fam, super excited to finally share that I'll be featured in Boston University's Let Us March On, an exhibition presenting photographer Lee Friedlander’s images of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, a critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history. The show is a touring exhibit organized by the Yale University Art Gallery and curated by La Tanya S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College and former Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow, Yale University Art Gallery.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the work of three contemporary artists—Sheila Pree Bright, Whitney Curtis, and myself (in collaboration with Linafornia to create a soundscape of original beats/loops for my images)—will be shown in the Stone Gallery and Annex.
"Centering around present-day social justice movements, the photography of Bright, Curtis, and Musinguzi builds bridges between current events, the historic moment of the Prayer Pilgrimage, and Friedlander’s iconic images."
If any of you find yourself in the Boston area next month, check out the Exhibition Reception for Let Us March On on March 14th, Me and Lina will be talking on the artist panel They Were Always Marching: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement @ 6pm.
Here's the full schedule for the exhibition:
The Photographic Book
Thursday, February 15, 5:30pm
A Conversation with Professor Kim Sichel, Associate Professor, History of Photography and Modern Art, Boston University Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Peter Kayafas, Director, Eakins Press Foundation and publisher of Lee Friedlander: The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom.
Panel Discussion (ME & LINA WILL BE IN THE BUILDINNNN):
They Were Always Marching: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00pm.
Exhibition closing reception will immediately follow the event.
This panel will explore the instrumental role and agency of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement, from local civic gatherings to shaping national policy. The efforts of women during this era were often overshadowed by their male counterparts. This panel discusses the powerful contributions of women of color in the creation of social and political change historically and through today.
La Tanya S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College;
Dr. Ashley Farmer, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, Boston University;
Sheila Pree Bright, Artist
Thursday, March 15, 4:00pm
Gallery walk-through with exhibition curator La Tanya S. Autry