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Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera

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Navajos Creep Me In They TeePees, 2008 Digital LightJet Print 30in. X 40in. © Amanda Williams/April Banks
Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera
Curated by: Lisa Henry, Frank Mitchell

935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
April 16th, 2009 - June 14th, 2009
Opening: April 16th, 2009 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://museums.depaul.edu/artwebsite
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Side
EMAIL:  
artmuseum@depaul.edu
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Thu 11-7; Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 12-5
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
DePaul University
TAGS:  
photography, conceptual
COST:  
Free and Open to the Public

DESCRIPTION

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.