VMFA: Beuford Smith and Shawn Walker June 7

 Lower East Side, New York City. 1969
Photograph © Beuford Smith

 Photograph © Beuford Smith

 Photograph © Beuford Smith

 117th Street, Harlem. Ca. 1960
Photograph © Shawn Walker 

 Family on Easter, Harlem, NY, March 30th, 1975
Photograph © Shawn Walker 

Focus Series Celebration

A special Focus Series Celebration of Photography with Beuford Smith, Shawn Walker, and Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts June 7, 2017, 6-8pm! 

Dr. Sarah Eckhardt will have a conversation with photographers Beuford Smith and Shawn Walker, whose works are featured in the current exhibition, A Commitment to the Community: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume I (through Oct. 3) Smith, the founder and chief photography editor of The Black Photographers Annual, worked closely with Walker who served as a picture editor for this key publication that ran from 1973 through 1980. Together they will discuss the Annual, their participation in the New York photography collective, The Kamoinge Workshop, and the role of jazz as a metaphor and subject in photography.

Following the lecture, join us in the Cochrane Atrium for cocktails and live music by the Kelli Strawbridge Quartet including favorites from John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach and other jazz greats.

The Focus Series is open to all members beginning at the Friends level. As space is limited, the conversation with Dr. Eckhardt will be offered at 6 pm in the Cheek Theater and will be simulcast in the Marble Hall.

Focus Series Celebration:
Beuford Smith and Shawn Walker
Wed, Jun 7, 6–8 pm 
Leslie Cheek Theater
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 


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