Oct 18 06:00 PM - Oct 18 08:30 PM
ACP Knowledge Series - "It All Started with Thomas Askew"
Thomas E. Askew was Atlanta’s first African American photographer. He began his career in the 1880’s and produced many of the studio portraits included in W.E.B. DuBois’ The American Negro Exhibit, which premiered to nearly 50 million visitors at the 1900 Paris Exhibition. Askew’s portraits ennobled his subjects: men to be admired, women to be respected – a pivotal moment in the use of photography by African Americans as powerful way to articulate a self-defined image.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography and ArtsATL have the privilege to assemble a collection of academics, scholars and photographers with a focus in African American photography to discuss the legacy of Thomas Askew and the importance of reincorporating and preserving diverse perspectives into our cultural memory.
Panelists: Deborah Willis, Ph.D., contemporary artist, photographer, historian, author and educator Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D., Curator of African American Collections at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose MARBL Library Pam Henman, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the Historic Oakland Foundation Moderator: ArtsATL Contributor Floyd Hall With sponsorship by Mailchimp.
Doors open at 6pm, lecture at 7pm.
For background, please read Floyd Hall's Correcting the canon: the underexposed Thomas Askew.
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ACP Listing #: 106