Photographer Hosts Salon to Honor Black History

Just back from the first annual Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia, Regine Romain is keeping her momentum by hosting the Brooklyn Photo Salon, a quarterly photographer’s gathering, which will be held this Sunday at Brooklyn LaunchPad.

Started in 2008, each gathering includes a slideshow presentation and talk by four photographers, often organized around a theme.

This Salon’s theme considers the heritage of Carter G. Woodson. Woodson dedicated his life to preserving the history of African Americans whose history he felt was neglected. His determination to get recognition of the African Americans in American and World history inspired the founding of Negro History Week in 1926, an event that developed into what we now celebrate as Black History Month.

In using Woodson as the inspiration for the Brooklyn Photo Salon, Romain said she is “honoring his inquiry of who we are and where we come from.”

Romain chose each of the four presenting photographers, Adger Cowans, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Boniface Mwangi, and Thomas Allen Harris because each represents a facet of Carter G. Woodson’s legacy.

Thomas Allen Harris will share excerpts from his upcoming photography based projects; “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR)” and the feature documentary film “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.”

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  1. Thomas Allen Harris @ Brooklyn Photo Salon, Sunday February 20th, 5-9pm - February 20, 2011

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