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Culture Series: Pieces of Me – Music, Memory and Club Photography
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
HumanitiesDC’s Culture Series is excited to announce the first event in our summer series line-up with guest curator Dr. Natalie Hopkinson.
Nothing beats the magic of live music—especially go-go: the vibration, the movement, the fashion, the people, the memories you create at the club. When you stop by to see the “Pictureman,” you come away with a priceless memento that unlocks a million stories.
This conversation on June 22 asks the question: What does the scene look like from the perspective of those looking through the camera lens? Who designs the dramatic backdrop for the absolutely essential Polaroid keepsakes? What does this wealth of imagery mean for current efforts to document and preserve the history of go-go–DC’s treasured musical genre?
Join us for music and good conversation as a panel of photographers, curators and scholars explore the visual side of go-go. Complimenting the voices of the panel will be several of those who were interviewed for oral histories about go-go portraiture and photography.
Curated by Dr. Natalie Hopkinson, author of Go-Go Live and creator of Pieces of Me: Go-Go Club Photography Archival Initiative. Panelists include:
- Latoya Peterson Blacks in AI, Glow Up Games
- Maleke Glee Curator + Director of Stable Arts
- Thomas Sayers Ellis Photographer, author “Maverick Room”
- Dr. Symone Campbell Interviewer Go-Go Portraiture Archival Project Maleke Glee, Curator and Director of Stable Arts
Mr. G aka The Godfather of Club Photography will be on hand to take portraits of those in attendance.
Date: June 22, 2023 • 7pm
Location: Busboys and Poets on 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Event fee: Free
Registration Event link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-series-pieces-of-me-music-memory-and-club-photography-tickets-632706822137
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