Anger, used, does not destroy. Hatred does. — Audre Lorde, from promotional material for The African Americans: Many RIvers to Cross
Beautiful African woman (slave) in Brazil.
Vanessa Omoregie’s CamGirls Project
CamGirls is an ongoing investigative project that looks at the female image, with themes that question beauty, the way in which women are perceived, ideas of censorship and how the internet and technology have had an effect on this. Starting with the instruction “copy this pose” the project is an interactive piece that allows submissions of selfies along with new thoughts and interpretations on the term “Cam Girl”
Don’t miss Excerpts from a ~* selfie generation *~ @ Gal Space, 25th October in East London!
To celebrate the feminine and feminist presence in digital art, Gal proudly presents Vanessa Omoregie’s legendary CamGirls Project together with new ascii artwork from Beth Siveyer. For the first time, these projects are going offline for us to be challenged and explored in a physical gallery space.
The House Girl: A Novel by Tara Conklin
Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine. [book link]
Two Sisters, Havana, 1993 (Cristina Piza)
Strong Men Keep Coming: The Book of African American Men by Tonya Bolden
AN EPIC, EVOCATIVE HISTORY-FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE MILLION MAN MARCH “In her own special, provocative language, Tonya Bolden gives a voice to the voiceless, a name to the nameless. Revelations abound in Strong Men Keep Coming, her singular take on the endless parade of black men who have fought, sung, cajoled, tricked, worked, wrote, or roped their way into the American experience… . She has assembled a most rewarding cast, a phenomenal coterie of role models and phantoms, and she has done a splendid job of telling their stories.”-Herb Boyd, coeditor Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America “Strong Men Keep Coming is long overdue [and] told in glorious detail. Bolden does an excellent job of obtaining information that’s hard to come by.”-Mosaic “Tonya Bolden has assembled an eccentric, eclectic, and highly readable collection of portraits of black male achievers. Bolden blends heartfelt tributes with humorous anecdotes.”-Washington Post Book World Spanning four centuries, Strong Men Keep Coming captures the dynamic essence of the black male experience in America, shedding new light on towering icons like Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Malcolm X, while illuminating the lives of numerous forgotten strivers and pioneers. By turns triumphant and tragic, this vital collection brings to life the strength, courage, and tenacity of a truly remarkable brotherhood of men. [book link]
THANDIE NEWTON X HER BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS.
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Photos by: Julian Franzosa
"The Interracial African-American and Indian Civil Wedding"
This wedding would be so turnt.
Esperanza Spalding: Look No Further, Live in The Greene Space
"Rosie Fontenelle, 14, cleans out the bathtub in her family’s Harlem home in 1967."