The exhibition Projects: Ming Smith presents the work of a photographer who has inspired a generation of artists engaging the politics and poetics of the photographic image in relation to experiences of Blackness. This open study session brings together three creative and critical practitioners—Garrett Bradley, Rizvana Bradley, and Christina Sharpe—who will each offer meditations on a single photograph from the show. Moving away from the premise of the exhibition as the culmination of thinking, this program functions as a prompt for future thought and the generation of discursive possibilities.
Projects: Ming Smith is organized by Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.
This program is made possible by the Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Seminar and Lecture Endowment Fund, established by Jeanne and Bob Savitt, Kristen and A. Andrew Shapiro, and Robert F. Shapiro, Jr.