For the 2021 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Dawoud Bey will expand upon his practice and the message it is meant to carry in a time of ongoing inequality in contemporary American life. For the past four decades, Dawoud Bey has worked to expand upon what photography can be and the subjects and themes it can address. For this Walter Annenberg Lecture, Bey speaks with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum's Alice Pratt Brown Director, about his work, the history of American photography relevant to his own practice, and his ongoing engagement with Black history and memory, and explores his most recent body of work – In This Here Place (2021) – that focuses on plantations in Louisiana.
Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lecture will be streamed live on zoom. The registration link for the event can be found here.