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Thursday Night Photo Talk with Makeda Best

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Thursday Night Photo Talk with Makeda Best

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August 27, 7PM EST
FREE – Donations are kindly accepted

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Photo credit: Calisphere

Where I am From: Race, Photography, and the Dream of San Francisco

Makeda Best will present a section from her current book in progress that explores the intersection between photography, gender, race, and ecological issues.

Note: This event will not be recorded.

Bio

Makeda Best is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums. Her exhibitions include Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America (2018) and Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art (2019).  She has written for numerous catalogs and journals, most recently for the National Gallery of Poland, Kunsthalle Mannheim, The Archives of American Art Journal, The James Baldwin Review and the Rhode Island School of the Design’s Manual. Her forthcoming book is Elevate the Masses: Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth Century America (2020). She is co-editor of Conflict, Identity and Protest in American Art (2016). Her current book projects explore the intersection between photography, gender, race, and ecological issues. She holds an MFA in studio photography from the California Institute of the Arts and a PhD from Harvard University.

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