Weekly Roundup: Stories from Guyana, Afrofuturism in Photography and More

Weekly Roundup: Stories from Guyana, Afrofuturism in Photography and More

Still from Momentum (2011)
Copyright Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson Winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014
On view Apr 11 – June 22, 2014 at The Photographer’s Gallery, UK
One of photography’s most prestigious awards, Lorna Simpson (b. 1960, USA) is nominated for her exhibition Lorna Simpson (Retrospective) at Jeu de Paume, Paris (28 May – 1 September 2013). The Photographer’s Gallery will highlight Simpson’s work and those of her fellow nominees Richard Mosse, Alberto Garcia-Alix and Jochen Lempert.

Visually Speaking: A Worldview from Guyana
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC
Many contemporary depictions of Guyana and its people—whether via the image or the written word—continue to center on the exotic, the colonial, and the touristic. Award-winning photographers Nikki Kahn and Keisha Scarville will share their artistic visions and portfolios and explore their ongoing work to tell Guyana’s stories and to counter historic and contemporary stereotypes about the former British colony and its wide-reaching Diaspora. Stay tuned next week for Keisha Scarville’s interview on Dodge & Burn!

Copyright Andrew Dosunmu

Andrew Dosunmu: Elsewhere NYC Exhibition
On view April 15 – May 6 2014 at Hotel Particulier
A 10-year retrospective of work by Nigerian photographer Dosunmu whose previous careers include design assistant at the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house. Curated by Béatrice Dupire.

“They Are A Reflection of You”
Copyright Sienna Pinderhughes

D.C. Exhibit: If We Came From Nowhere, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?
On view May 9 – June 27, 2014 at Vivid Solutions Gallery
A photography and video-based exhibit charting journeys into temporality, flux, and Afrofuturism as explored by self-identified women of Black/African descent. Featuring woks by Naima Green, Dhool Hassan, Danny Deadwyler, Sienna Pinderhughes, Janna Ireland, Charmaine Bee, Bree Gant, Safi Koala, Nakeya Brown, Kali-Ma, Karefa-Smart and Sonia Louise Davis. Organized by the Mambu Badu Collective.

“Jonas, Ellen and Michelle”
Copyright Gerald Cyrus

PA Exhibit: Gerald Cyrus
On view April 4 – 25, 2014 at Allen’s Lane Art Center
An exhibit of Philadelphia-based photographer Gerald Cyrus’ contemporary B&W portraits. Cyrus is a photographer in the traditional sense, shooting film and processing images in his own darkroom. Read more about Cyrus in his 2009 Dodge & Burn interview and check out his recently self-published book, Portrait of Camden in Photographs 2001 – 2005, on sale now on Blurb.


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