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I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photography in the Post Civil-Rights Era
March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Participate in a community exhibition and dialogue featuring photographer and activist, Joshua Rashaad McFadden as he shares his projects: After Selma and I AM A Man, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This event is in partnership with the Atlanta Photography Group.
Plan for the Evening
- 6:30 PM: Artist Talk & Presentation by Joshua Rashaad McFadden
- 7:00 PM: Panel Discussion with Joshua Rashaad McFadden (Photographer) Gregory Harris (Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum) and Ralph B. Watkins, (Pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church)
Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Artist and Author
Internationally recognized, award-winning artist and author Joshua Rashaad McFadden is originally from Rochester, New York. He began to make photographs as a fine art practice during his undergraduate years at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Eventually, McFadden would attend Savannah College of Art and Design, where he obtained his Master of Fine Art. McFadden combines his passion for the arts with his passion for civil and human rights. The result is his series, After Selma. In 2017, McFadden was recognized by TIME as one of “12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now.”
Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum
Gregory Harris is the Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He is a specialist in contemporary photography with a particular interest in documentary practice. Since joining the High in July 2016, Harris has organized solo exhibitions with Thomas Struth, Paul Graham, Amy Elkins, and Mark Steinmetz. In addition to his curatorial work, Harris is a founding editor of the photobook press Skylark Editions, serves on the Board of Directors for LATITUDE, a community digital lab in Chicago, and is a member of the Advisory Council of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. He earned a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and an MA in art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dr. Ralph B. Watkins, Pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church, Author and Photographer
With over 20 years of pastoral, teaching, and administrative experience, Watkins is an active teaching scholar with over 250 publications and conference presentations to his credit. He is the author of The Future of the African American Church (co-authored with Justin West) (2014), Hip-Hop Redemption: Finding God in the Rhythm and the Rhyme (2011), and many other publications. Dr. Watkins is the hosts of the television show with Dr Ralph Basui Watkins a bi-weekly show that discusses issues of faith and social justice that airs on the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting Network. He is also the producer/director of two full length feature documentaries. In recent years, Watkins has received a Governor’s Teaching Fellowship, Lilly Teaching Fellowship, Fulbright Hayes Fellowship for study in Ghana, a Wabash Teaching Fellowship, and various awards and grants to study the African roots of African American theology in many African countries.