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Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism

1441 West Alabama
  • Presented By: Houston Center for Photography (HCP)
  • Dates: April 1, 2020 - May 10, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Houston Center for Photography
  • Address: 1441 West Alabama
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Price: The opening reception for Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism will take place on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5:30-8pm at Houston Center for Photography. Artist Talks will begin at 6pm.
  • Admission: The opening reception for Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism will take place on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5:30-8pm at Houston Center for Photography. Artist Talks will begin at 6pm.
  • Area of Town: Montrose
  • overview

    Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography & Activism showcases the underrecognized photographic work of Harlem-based, Civil Rights activist and photographer, Kwame Brathwaite, and positions his legacy in the current moment through the work of three young artists similarly working at the nexus of fashion, activism, and photography in New York. Ultimately, this group show will highlight the ways in which the intentional construction of self for the camera, particularly through decolonizing fashion and its image, has a lasting impact on the broader culture around it—from popular music to political movements. The three young photographers included in this exhibition, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, and Dana Scruggs, are all based in New York and work for major publications such as Rolling Stone, W Magazine, Vogue, The New York Times, and many more. By bringing forward the political rhetoric associated with fashion and editorial work, these photographers enact a new kind of activism that incorporates new visions of beauty and power into our popular visual lexicon. Through this work, we see how photography is a utility and fashion is a tool to reframe our views as well as our values. Gallery Hours Wednesday and Thursday, 11am–9pm Friday, 11am–5pm Saturday and Sunday, 11am–7pm www.hcponline.org

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