Featuring over forty photographs of black women and men with natural hair and clothes that reclaimed their African roots, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, is the first-ever major exhibition dedicated to this key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance.
During an era when segregation still prevailed across the United States, Brathwaite’s work challenged mainstream beauty standards that excluded women of color. His photographs celebrated black beauty and instilled a sense of pride throughout the community. This exhibition demonstrates how the medium of photography is an essential cultural tool in the dissemination of new visual paradigms and political ideas.
Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
Monday – Tuesday Closed
Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD)
685 Mission St (at 3rd)