Shootout | A Lonely Crusade…A Tribute to Jamel Shabazz
Presented by: George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
Curated by: Shantrelle P. Lewis and Russell K. Frederick
Organized by: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
On View: December 13, 2008 – February 15, 2009
Featuring the photographs of 25 emerging photographers from around the African Diaspora, A Lonely Crusade…A Tribute to Jamel Shabazz pays tribute to internationally renowned photographer Jamel Shabazz whose documentation of the ’80s and early-90s earned him international acclaimed. The author of four books of photography: Back in the Days, A Time Before Crack, Seconds of My Life, and The Last Sunday in June, Jamel Shabazz’s work has influenced a growing generation of photographers in urban centers around the world. This exhibition is a continuation of the 2006 African American Museum in Philadelphia retrospective, Shootout: Reverberating the Spirit & Legacy of Jack T. Franklin, which highlighted the work of 14 young photographers from the African Diaspora shot during an 8-week period to honor the work of Jack T. Franklin. The exhibition was held in conjunction with PhotoNOLA and is sponsored by the New Orleans Photo Alliance as well as the Young Friends Society of A.D.I. Participating photographers include: Phil Asbury (Philadelphia); Laylah Amatullah Barrayn (New York); Betty Bastidas (New York/San Francisco); Delphine Fawundu-Buford (New York); Malik Yusef Cumbo (New York); Shawn Escoffery (New York /New Orleans); Kerika Fields (New York); Don Fela Ford (Philadelphia); Dreama Goldsmith (New Orleans); Akintola Hanif (New York); Ayana V. Jackson (N.J); Terrence Jennings (New York), Wayne Lawrence (NYC); Jati Lindsay (Washington, D.C.); Ezra Mabengeza (South Africa), Marissa Weekes- Mason (New Jersey); Terrence Sanders (New Orleans); Ayo Y. Scott (New Orleans); Noelle Theard (Haiti/Miami); and Amanda Williams (Chicago/Oakland).