On View: African Women in the Frame, 1890 to the Present
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AUNTY is a photography exhibition, which centers on African women under colonial eyes. It features nuances of the “Aunty”, both as a colonial construct and as an honorific title of African womanhood.
The McKinley Collection is a repository of original, archival, vintage and contemporary images from over two decades, ranging from portraiture to reportage, and spanning the African continent from Morocco, South Africa, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar to Benin for over two decades.
The exhibit is the result of a unique collaboration between two African-American women: A collector, Catherine E. McKinley, a New York City-based writer and art collector; and a curator, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, an award-winning documentary and portrait photographer, a frequent contributor to The New York Times and the co-author of a book: “MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora”.
The United Photo Industries is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography.
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