Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera

Photography by Albert ChongApril 16 – June 14, 2009

Co-curated by the brilliant Lisa Henry who also curated the recent Connections group show at the Jenkins Johnson gallery.

Double Exposure presents historic early photographs side by side with photo-based works by contemporary African American artists.

While early photographers pushed the boundaries of the medium to represent a Black world of hope and dignity, contemporary artists celebrate and extend that legacy, engaging in a dialogue about the nature of memory and photographic representation in relation to personal history.

This exhibition was organized by the Amistad Center for Art and Culture and sponsored by Aetna.

While you’re there, also check out Realism and Magic: Latin American Photography from the Collection of DePaul University, ending May 4, 2009.

Depaul Art Museum
Main Gallery
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL

PHOTO: Albert Chong, 1986. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the artist, Boulder, CO.


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