An Intimate Dinner with Dr. Deborah Willis
Snap! Space presented an evening with Dr. Deborah Willis, curator of “Posing Beauty in African American Culture” exhibition, on view at Snap! Space through 2/11/17. This exclusive event hosted 73 seats and was sold out! 7 PM – Cocktail hour with private tour of exhibition. 8 PM – Dinner in the gallery with curator Dr. Deborah Willis.
About the Speaker:
Professor Deborah Willis is a theorist and historian of African American photography, as well as a photographer herself. Dr. Willis is chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and has an affiliated appointment as Professor with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies. She has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fletcher, and MacArthur fellowships, and was named one of the '100 Most Important People in Photography.'
About the Exhibition:
'Posing Beauty in African American Culture' explored the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, and fashion. Posing Beauty in African American Culture challenged contemporary understandings of beauty by framing notions of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and politics.
Snap! Space, 1013 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, 32803.