Kwame Brathwaite’s photographs fused the two mediums to push the boundaries of beauty, transforming how we define Blackness.
Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem first brings highlights from the iconic New York institution’s collection to the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.
Director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and video artist Kahlil Joseph’s “Fly Paper” transmute the aesthetics and storytelling of photographer Roy DeCarava’s 1950s portraits of Harlem.
“If you are of African descent and your ancestors were part of the slave trade, you have issues which are alive today.”
In The Evanesced at the California African American Museum, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle confronts society’s compulsion to reframe, mitigate, or eliminate the role of black women in the US.