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Identity and Affirmation: Post War African-American Photography

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October 23 - December 10, 2011
Opening Reception: October 23 / 2 – 5 pm

Followed by an evening concert performance at 6pm by The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959, a collaboration with Blue Note Records, featuring the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet at the Valley Performing Arts Center. For tickets and information: Click here or call (818) 677-3000.

This exhibition features approximately 125 images produced by Los Angeles African-American photographers during the post-war years 1945-1980. Drawn from nearly 850,000 images from the collections that comprise the archives of the Institute for Arts & Media at California State University, Northridge, this exhibition offers insight into the era and artistic growth and development of events shaping African-American identity in Los Angeles. Curated by Professor Emeritus Kent Kirkton.

Image Gallery

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