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Photographing the Future of Black Lives Matter

Date Dec 06, 2016
Type Lecture

In a provocative twist on the comprehension of photographic and other visual imagery, Barnard College Professor Tina Campt challenges the audience to not just see photographs and imagery from the Black Lives Matter movement, but also to listen to them. And not just listen to them, but also consider them in terms of their emotional frequencies—vibrations and waves of feeling and sentiment that can be felt and “heard,” even if they are not audible. From this merger of the senses of sight and sound, Campt seeks to stake out new terrain for the power of the photograph and visual culture, to see possibilities for the future embedded in visual imagery.