Photography Exhibition

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Opening Reception
Friday, September 6th, 2019
6 to 10 PM

An evening of wine and art with the creators of the award-winning series "Buffalo Soldier." On exhibition will be a collection of beautifully cinematic photographs examining the history of the Black American Warrior. See their unique perspective on the Civil War, the World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and even the present day. Be sure to take this opportunity to experience the work and hear from the artist in person!

Address:
38-02 61st St
Queens, NY 11377 - Near the R, M, and 7 trains

Suggested Donation: $10

*Work will also be on exhibition September 7th-8th, 10 AM to 10 PM.

Grant Recipient from QCA, Honorable Mention Awardee from IPA, and Nominee from FIPA.

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Artist’s Statement

Behind the scenes capture on set of a WWI-themed photo shoot. PC: Tyrus Frost

Behind the scenes capture on set of a WWI-themed photo shoot.
PC: Tyrus Frost

As a passionate history enthusiast, I was always disappointed with the treatment of Black American stories. Military men throughout the nation’s past are heralded as heroes, but I seldom found people like me to be included among them. Undeterred, I took the initiative to seek out their stories.

As I learned more about these servicemen it became clear that their lives were a microcosm of the greater Black experience of their day. Their position as fighting men during our country’s most trying times created a powerful perspective on the challenges facing Black Americans both enlisted and in civilian life.

My work is an effort to center that perspective at the forefront of the conversation about who we have become as Americans. 


All images produced by Breadbox Pictures

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.