Opening Reception for Race, Myth, Art, and Justice Photography Exhibition
November 15, 2018
Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works. Through their thoughtful framing, we witness how the images transcend limiting labels of “political,” “radical,” or “protest” art. These photographs are not merely gestures or symbolic meditations on race and justice. Instead, they reflect exclusion, erasure, and invisibility as the lived realities we wrestle and resist every day.
Women Picturing Revolution panelists include award winning photojournalist and 2013 Recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Award for Journalism Donna DeCesare, Documentary Photographer and mentor of the ground breaking educational initiative Arab Documentary Photographer Program (organized by the Magnum Foundation) Tanya Habjouqa and Artist, Smithsonian Artist Fellow and Founder of Labertino Projects Muriel Hasbun. In conversation we will examine not only photographs, but also the conditions by which women make images. In dialogue with photographers who engage these issues Women Picturing Revolution aims to reclaim and retell a history that is both radical and necessary. The panel will be moderated by Grace Aneiza Ali, 2014 Andy Warhol Foundation, Curatorial Fellow and Founder and Curatorial Director of OF NOTE magazine.
Interview with Lesly and Zoraida on the inspiration behind Women Picturing Revolution on page 15 of the ICP, Fall 2016 Course Catalog which can be viewed and downloaded here.
Workshop: Women Picturing Revolution
November 05, 2016
Courses and Workshops Fall 2016 @ International Center of Photography, New York City
Women Picturing Revolution
Instructors: Lesly Deschler-Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago
Nov 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This one-day seminar surveys female photographers who have documented war, conflicts, crises, and revolution in private realms and public spaces. From fine art photography made as a personal response to forced silence, political oppression, and the inability to act, to well-known photojournalists documenting political and social upheavals, we will examine not only the photographs, but also the conditions under which women make images. Participants will leave this class with a reference guide that will equip them with tools to better understand how women document resilience, resistance, and creative survival, in an effort to propel all of us towards progress.