September 14 - Walter Annenberg Lecture: Dawoud Bey at the Whitney Museum

Dawoud Bey, Untitled #25 (Lake Erie and Sky), 2017, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Dawoud Bey


Photographer Dawoud Bey Comes into Focus at Whitney Museum's Walter Annenberg Lecture

The influential American photographer is admired for his poignant reflections on visibility, race, and disparity in America.

For the past four decades, Dawoud Bey has worked to expand upon what photography can be — as well as the subjects and themes it can address. At the 2021 Walter Annenberg Lecture on September 14, Bey will shed light on his practice, his portrayals of Black American life and underrepresented communities, and the messages that his work carries as inequality continues to haunt America.

In conversation with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum's Alice Pratt Brown Director, Bey also will discuss the history of American photography relevant to his own practice and his most recent project, the 2021 exhibition In This Here Place, which focuses on plantations in Louisiana. Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lecture will be streamed live on Zoom. 

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