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Identity and Affirmation

Postwar African American photography is the focal point of this exhibition, which features 136 images from local photographers such as Roland Charles. The show is one of dozens connected to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980, launching at institutions across the region this month.

Identity and Affirmation: Post War African-American Photography
October 23 – December 10, 2011

Opening Reception: October 23 / 2 – 5 pm, followed by an evening concert performance by The Miles Davis Group at the Valley Performing Arts Center
Gallery Talk: Monday, October 24 / 10 am

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.

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