Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West | Paris

Photo Credit: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Photo Credit: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Dr. Deborah Willis, the preeminent scholar and foremost authority of Black photography in the world (and also a critical influence on my decision to become a curator, invited me to organize a panel for Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West. Black Negroatti from various corners of the Diaspora. Those few days in Paree were exhilarating to say the least. I was amongst not only my professional contemporaries but literally rubbing elbows with my academic role models. Every day was packed with engaging intellectual debate and aesthetic goodness. Our panel was pretty cool (other people have given it praise) and the nights and Paris were filled with endless memories and inside jokes.

Show Up to Show Out: The Rise of Global Black Dandyism
Panel Chair: Shantrelle P. Lewis
Moderator: Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson
Panelists: Allison Janae Hamilton, Dr. Monica Miller, Dr. Michael McMillan

 

For a Review of the Conference, Click Here.

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