In Conjunction with the 13th National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College, CUNY March 31–April 3, 2016
March 28, 2016 @ The Charles Evans Innis Memorial Library 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Provocateurs: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Photographers & Writers Photography Group Show Featuring:
- Laylah Amatullah Barrayn,
- Thomas Sayers Ellis,
- Rachel Eliza Griffiths &
- Marcia E. Wilson
The purpose of the exhibit “Provocateurs” is to present the linkage writers of African descent and their photographer counterparts share in rendering the Black experience and historical narratives. Images are fine examples of how they can inspire words for a poem, be an spark for a novel, or serve as the visual interpetation for an essay. In a similar manner, words can influence the mood for a painting or a photograph. The use of the word “Provocateurs” serves the belief that both writers and photographers use their art form to evoke a visceral action or reaction in the minds of both readers and viewers.
Four Brooklyn-based photographers, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Thomas Ellis Sayers, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Marcia Wilson, will explore the ways in which the two disciplines of photography and creative writing expand our cultural narrative and connect us to our global selves.