A Drum Beats in Brooklyn offers a panoramic view of traditions such as J’ouvert, Drummers Grove, Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage among others and show how they are uniquely Brooklyn. From the intimate gesture to the grand declaration, the She Shootin’ Photography Collective document these celebrations that bring spectator and performer together and highlight the timeless magic of the drum.
Curators Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Ava Griffiths, Kerika Fields and Nsenga Knight
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A Drum Beats in Brooklyn A Photography Exhibition Celebrating Brooklyn's African- and Drum-based Gatherings and Ceremonies On View: February 14 – May 13, 2007
Curated by the She Shootin' Photography Collective: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Nsenga Knight, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Kerika Fields, Ava Griffiths
PUBLIC PERSPECTIVES KICKOFF CELEBRATION and EXHIBITION PREVIEW:WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 6-8pm
A Drum Beats in Brooklyn offers a visual survey of the rich African- and drum-based gatherings and ceremonies of Brooklyn. Through photography, portraiture and documentary, A Drum Beats in Brooklyn seek to immerse the viewer in the communal celebratory culture that has been established in Brooklyn.
Gatherings covered: Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage; West Indian Day Parade/Carnival;J'ouvert;Weeksville's Annual Family Day; CelebrationBAM's DanceAfrica;Drummers Grove among others.
The Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street Brooklyn, New York 11201 (718) 222-4111 www.brooklynhistory.org 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall M, R to Court Street
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Three of the sistas of She Shootin, Inc. (Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Nsenga Knight and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn) will have work in the upcoming exhibition, 3rd Wave: The Planet of Brooklyn Transitions. For more info visit: http://www.natcreole.com/3rdwave.htm _
The ladies of the She Shootin, Inc. photography collective have been selected to exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society as part of the Public Perspectives exhibition series. The exhibition entitled "A Drum Beats in Brooklyn" will be on view starting February 2007. The show will explore the public gatherings in Brooklyn that are of African cultural heritage and are rooted in the drum. Visit: http://www.brooklynhistory.org/ _
Delphine Fawundu-Buford's work will be included in the powerHouse Gallery exhibition: No Sleep Till Brooklyn. Visit: http://powerhousearena.com/nosleeptilbrooklyn/index.html
Delphine is also teaching a master photography class at the Brooklyn Museum of Art Visit:http://www.codezonline.com/2006/09/brooklyn_class.html _
The Gallery @ Harriet's Alter Ego is pleased to announce the extension of the critically acclaimed exhibition She Shootin'! Aw, Made You Look... Works by Six Women Photographers
Please join us at the closing reception withSparlha Swa preformance Friday, September 8, 2006, 6-8pm
Featuring photography by:
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn * Delphine Fawundu-Buford * Kerika Fields Ava Griffiths * Karen Jackson * Nsenga Knight
The Gallery @ Harriet's Alter Ego 293 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, New York 11217 (718) 783-2074 http://www.harrietsalteregoonline.com http://www.myspace.com/harrietsalterego
Light dinner fare will be served!
with a special performance by Sparlha Swa! You've heard her music on the hit TV show Girlfriends. You've seen her preform at Brooklyn Academy of Music. You've seen her 'Doing My Thing" video on BETJ. Sparlha Swa will preform tracks from her latest CD entitled In The Distance. http://www.myspace.com/sparlhaswa
Such a critical time for the Black woman and her image. The agendas to spin and sway are wildly abound. Her mission, however, does not become a reactionary campaign. She’ll continue to do as she’s always done: to champion the truth and gather others to witness it. With She Shootin’ you have become a witness to this pastiche of truth telling; this body of work composed in the bold spirit of photographers like Renee Cox, Mfon Eissen, Marylin Nance and Deborah Willis, women who have exposed a foundation for future image makers to expedite the truth. She Shootin’ seeks to assert accuracy in imaging the world with a focus on the African Diaspora and to inspire the quest for ownership of one’s image.
Six of Brooklyn's emerging women photographers invite us into their worlds through glimpses into their growing bodies of work. From candid portraiture to guerrilla documentary and street photography, the images included in She Shootin' marks personal stations of these women's photographic journeys.
The opening reception today, August 6, 2006, was a great success. The ladies of She Shootin'! want you to stay in touch. Please feel free to leave comments and questions here for us. Email is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Six of Brooklyn's emerging women photographers invite us into their worlds through glimpses into their growing bodies of work. From candid portraiture to guerrilla documentary and street photography, the images included in SheShootin' marks personal stations of these women's photographic journeys.
The women of SheShootin' have varied approaches and histories with the medium of photography:
Nsenga Knight studied filmmaking at Howard University; her intimate photographs focuses primarily on documenting the African American Muslim and Caribbean experiences of New York. Her work was exhibited in the prestigious Small Works Exhibition this year and is currently exhibited at Chelsea's Art Gotham Gallery.
Delphine Fawundu-Buford has been composing since the early 90s; influenced by greats like Lorna Simpson and Roy DeCarava, her photography has focused on hip hop and women. She has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and International Center of Photography.
Kerika Fields is a contributing writer and photographer for the New York Amsterdam News, through event photography she has been able to build a impressive collection of candid portraiture.
Ava Griffiths approach to street photography is cinematic and reminiscent of a detailed novel, her series of elders is a warm tribute to these sages of Brooklyn.
London-native and jewelry designer, Karen Jackson fashions her photography with detail and grace just as she assembles her jewelry for her company, Ambiguous Art Jewelry.
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn is both an essayist and photographer, focusing on international travel and jazz. She is one of the photographers included in the Shootout exhibition in honor of Jack T. Franklin this August at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia.
Inspired by myriad themes, SheShootin' are offerings in frames that are exposures of these women's souls.