Thursday, July 23, 2020
July 23, 7PM EST
FREE – Donations are kindly accepted
“I feel nervous about entering the corporate environment,
but I will not let that change my attitude towards success as a black woman.” - Melanie, 21
Endia Beal's work merges fine arts with social injustice. She uses photography to reveal the often overlooked and unappreciated experiences unique to people of color. Beal will provide a brief retrospective of her photographs and videos. These works give an in-depth investigation into the experiences and fears of being a woman of color in corporate America.
Endia Beal is a North Carolina-based artist, educator and activist. Beal is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal stories of women of color working within the corporate space. She lectures about these experiences, which also addresses bias in corporate hiring practices.
Beal is featured in several online editorials including The New York Times, NBC, BET, the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and National Geographic; she also appeared in Essence, Marie Claire South Africa, Newsweek Japan, and Photo District News. Her work has been exhibited in several institutions including the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture in Charlotte, NC; and the AIPAD Photography Show, Open Society Foundation, and Aperture Foundation, New York.
She is a 2019 Fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership and recently completed a residency at Harvard Art Museums. Beal received grants from the Magnum Foundation and the Open Society Foundation, among others. Her work is in several private collections.
Beal holds a dual B.A. in art history and studio art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MFA from Yale University.