In recognition of Women's History Month, Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) will host Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora, a one day seminar that examines contemporary photography and the conditions under which women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora make images. From fine art photography made as a personal response to the legacy and locales of slavery, political oppression, and the inability to act, to well-known photojournalists documenting political and social upheavals, Women Picturing Revolution reclaims and retells history in a manner that is both radical and necessary. In-class content will include analysis of photographic work and projects, partial film screenings, review of related literature, conversations with guest artists, and a look at how contemporary image-makers are using social media. Participants will leave Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora with a certificate showing their achievement upon completing the seminar. Participants will also leave with a reference guide equipping them with tools to better understand how women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora document resilience, resistance, and creative survival. Guest artists Nona Faustine and Ayana V. Jackson will be sharing their work in person. This seminar was co-created and will be taught by Zoraida Lopez-Diago and Lesly Deschler-Canossi. The fee for this one-day seminar is $150.00. Please register here.
Nona Faustine - widely exhibited photographer and visual artist; current artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Ayana V. Jackson - international award winning photographer, curator, and artist; 2014 Fellowship for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship for photography recipient. -
Special Projects Consultant and Grants Coordinator Columbia University
Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)
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Too Many Blackamoors (#1), 2015, Heather Agyepong (Courtesy of the artist/Autograph ABP)