Image Matters: Photography and the Black Vernacular

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A conversation on black vernacular image-making at the International Center of Photography, 114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY.

The ICP is hosting a conversation on vernacular image-making among Black Europeans and African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. This event coincides with the publication of Image Matters by Tina Campt, which explores how Black Germans and Black Britons used vernacular photography to create forms of identity and belonging that challenged racist stereotypes. Participants: Tina Campt (Barnard College), Deborah Willis (NYU), Kellie Jones (Columbia University), Anne Cheng (Princeton University), and Brian Wallis (ICP).