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ART TO SERVICE THE PEOPLE WITH SCHEHERAZADE TILLET

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

“I have always wanted my art to service my people,” Elizabeth Catlett once said. “To reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential.”

Inspired by Catlett’s life of art and activism, feminist photographer and youth organizer Scheherazade Tillet will discuss her own process of documenting communities and girls of color, her collaborative approach with her subjects, and her turning the camera on herself and her family.  Learn about socially engaged art, photography, working with community organizations, and embracing an ethics of care and justice in art-making.

 


 

About the Presenter:
Scheherazade Tillet is a documentary photographer, art therapist, and the executive director of A Long Walk Home, a nonprofit that uses art to empower young people to end violence against girls and women. Her work has been featured in the Elle Decor, The New York Times, Gagosian Quarterly, and she is currently working on a project on Black Girlhood as an artist in residence at Shine Portrait Studio and New Arts Justice in Express Newark.

This workshop was produced in collaboration with New Arts Justice at Express Newark. New Arts Justice is an incubator for intersectional approaches to art and activism. New Arts convenes thinkers and doers; collaborates with community, university, and municipal partners; and creates public projects powered by art’s relationship to place, social justice, and civic engagement in Newark and beyond.

  • Organizer Name: Newark Artist Database
  • Phone: 201.347.3808
  • Email: info@newarkartistdatabase.org
  • Website: www.newarkartistdatabase.org
  • Type: Webinar
  • Time: October 7, 2020 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Venue:Zoom
  • Duration:2 hours