April 27, 2018 – 12:00 pm

Photography and Activism: A Conversation with Keith Calhoun, Chandra McCormick, and Dr. Makeda Best

moderated by Dr. Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director and CEO, Frist Art Museum

  • Chandra McCormick. WAITING FOR THE BULL, MEN WAITING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANGOLA RODEO, 2013. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist. © Chandra McCormick

Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

The works in Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick bring visibility to racial inequality in the US criminal justice system and document the exploitation of men incarcerated in the Louisiana’s state penitentiary. In this conversation, the artists are joined by Dr. Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums, and Dr. Susan H. Edwards, executive director of the Frist Art Museum and photography historian, to explore the role of photography in activism and how artists can become agents of social change.


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