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Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame S. Brathwaite

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Black is Beautiful The Photography of Kwame S. Brathwaite

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Throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used photography to document the arts scene of Harlem and popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” Considering current social justice trends taking a collective hold, Brathwaite’s work remains engaging and relevant for contemporary viewers.

Inspired by activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite founded the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) and Grandassa Models. AJASS was a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers. Grandassa Models—the subject of much of this show’s contents— was a modeling agency for black women, founded to challenge Euro-centric beauty standards.

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Date:
February 23, 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$0 – $10
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Website:
http://bit.ly/39Fj2nD

Venue

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Phone:
415.358.7200
685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
Website:
http://moadsf.org

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