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Parker Thompson | Intimacies, Long Lost Artist Talk
February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Following the success of his series, Always Been, The Griffin is excited to host Parker Thompson in the Griffin Zoom Room. Presenting found photographic artifacts lost from their original families, Intimacies puts forth an often overlooked form of Black visual representation. Offered in the anonymous album pages, snapshots, and photobooth images of the Always Been collection is a unique form of visual agency–freed from the prevalent, dominating white gaze. Situated primarily in the first half of the 20th century, Intimacies shows the collective action of Black families to visually cement their kinship, achievements, and being in a state of constant political persecution and separation.
Join us online on Thursday February 2nd at 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific
This event is FREE to Griffin Museum members. $10 for Non Members. Interested in Membership and its benefits? See more about what the Griffin offers here.
Parker Thompson is a photographic researcher, collector, and student based between Charleston, South Carolina, and Waltham, Massachusetts. He is the curator behind Always Been, an archival project focused on the humanity, dignity, and joy of Black life as seen through the lens of found photographs. He is currently studying history at Brandeis University.
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