I ❤ My Blackness & Yours: Celebrating Black Photographers

Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice project for kids, invite you to celebrate Blackness through photography. Explore the stories of two Black photographers whose work affirms and celebrates Blackness by putting it in the center of the frame, and learn how you can tell your own stories.

February 6 – Our Stories Matter, with a reading of Andrea J. Loney’s picture book “Take a Picture of Me, James VanderZee!”

February 13 Nothing About Us Without Us, with a reading of Carole Boston Weatherford’s picture book “Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America”

During the workshop, Wee the People will lead you in an art-making activity inspired by Lorraine O'Grady's "Art Is . . . ", an art installment that featured informal photo portraits of Black Americans holding gold frames.

We encourage all participants to share their final images using social platforms by posting their portrait with the hashtag #InTheFrameDIA. Select portraits will be shared on our platforms throughout the month of February!

The program takes place over Zoom. Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent via email after registration is complete.

 

Black History Month at the DIA is generously supported by Arn & Nancy Tellem and additional support is provided by TD Bank.

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