News, Document, Art: The Photography of L. Kasimu Harris
April 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The public is invited to a free, online talk titled, News, Document, Art: The Photography of L. Kasimu Harris. New Orleans-based photographer and writer, Harris will speak about how he approaches history in his practice and will share ideas about the role of photography in contemporary culture. Harris continues in the footsteps of Gordon Parks for whom photography was his “choice of weapons against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty.”
This event is presented in conjunction with an online educational program (Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico)designed to foster the integration of history into contemporary art practices. It is presented as a collaboration between 516 ARTS, Art Meets History initiative, Kolaj Institute, and the Albuquerque Museum Photography Archives. L. Kasimu Harris is one of the faculty in this program, which looks at how our divergent histories of race, conflict, and colonialism inform how we imagine our futures.
Free, register in advance at 516arts.org/events.