Image Matters: Photography and the Black Vernacular

Friday, April 13, 2012
7 PM
The International Center of Photography 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street

Tina Campt, Barnard College
Deborah Willis, NYU
Kellie Jones, Columbia University
Kobena Mercer, Yale University
Brian Wallis, International Center of Photography

Join us for an exploration of vernacular image-making among Black Europeans and African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. Tina Campt’s new book, Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe, examines how Black Germans and Black Britons used vernacular photography to create forms of identity and belonging that challenged racist stereotypes. The event brings together scholars, photographers, archivists, and curators of visual culture in the African Diaspora for a discussion of Campt's work and the insights it offers on how black communities articulate their place in their society through the photographic image. Reception will follow.             

Sponsored by the International Center of Photography, Barnard College

Apr. 13, 2012 - 7:00 PM