Posted on January 30, 2017, BY Matthew Beltz

Photographer and visual artist Nona Faustine Simmons will speak at the Gallery Theatre inside the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public and is part of the Griot Institute's The Black Body (Re)Considered spring lecture series.

Through the family album and self-portraiture, Faustine Simmons' will explore the inherited legacy or trauma and body politics on the black female within photography and history. She is widely known for her unprecedented and powerful series White Shoes, where she poses in various locations throughout New York that were landmarks of enslavement wearing nothing but white pumps.

This talk is co-sponsored by the art & art history department.

The Black Body (Re)Considered series is intended to engage the campus community and beyond in an extended conversation about the black body from multiple disciplinary perspectives. It is rooted in questions about the intersections of identity, race, gender, sexuality, historical context and agency, particularly as they concern representations and realities of the black body as impacted by racism, as well as aesthetic, economic, sociological and psychological inequalities. This conversation is particularly critical in light of the crises of the present moment, which are linked to and inextricable derive from the realities of the past.

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