Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Museum of the City of New York
Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaite join historian Tanisha Ford to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs. In the late 1950s and early ’60s, Brathwaite helped to popularize an Afrocentric vision of female beauty. Inspired by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite’s “natural” portraits of the Grandassa Models serve as a testament to the lasting power of photography as a cultural and political tool.