Conversation with Kwame Brathwaite Jr. and Dr. Kenneth Montague
Please join the DIA for this livestream event with Kwame Samori Brathwaite Jr, son of photographer Kwame Brathwaite and Director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive, and Dr. Kenneth Montague, Toronto-based photo collector featuring images of the African diaspora.
The program will be moderated by Yvette Rock, artist, photographer and founder of Detroit’s Live Coal Gallery. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite on view at the DIA through Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite is organized Aperture, New York and Kwame S. Brathwaite. The exhibition and the accompanying Aperture publication are made possible, in part, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles. All photographs are courtesy the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, major support is generously provided by Cadillac. Additional support is provided by Lisa Pernick and Bruce Israel, Maureen and Roy S. Roberts, and Rhonda D. Welburn.
image: Kwame Brathwaite, Sikolo Brathwaite wearing a headpiece designed by Carolee Prince, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS), Harlem, ca. 1968; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)