David C. Driskell Center

Double Exposure:
African Americans Before and
Behind the Camera

Thursday, January 20 - Friday, March 11, 2011



Selected Images


Carrie Mae Weems
May Flowers from May Days Long Forgotten, 2003.
C-print, wood and convex glass
© Collection of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
Hank Willis Thomas
Smokin’ Joe — ”You think you can get me to eat my flapjacks without my Blue Bonnet ®? Try it!”
from the series Unbranded, 1978/2006.
Lambda print
© Courtesy the artist and Charles Guice Contemporary
Willie Middlebrook
Portraits of My People #246, 1991.
Gelatin silver print
© Collection of the artist, Long Beach, CA
Albert Chong
Cousin Shirley, 1986.
Chromogenic color print
© Collection of the Artist, Boulder, CO
Carla Williams
All the Women in My Family, 2004.
Ink jet prints on vellum, insect pins
© Collection of the Artist
Carla Williams
All the Women in My Family (Detail), 2004.
Ink jet prints on vellum, insect pins
© Collection of the Artist
Clarissa Sligh
What's Happening With Mama?, 1988.
Artist book, silk-screened with acrylic ink on paper
© Collection of the Artist
Melvina Lathan
Jack Johnson, 2004.
Photo linen and fabric
© Collection of the Artist

The exhibition was organized by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Inc., Hartford, Connecticut and sponsored by Aetna.
Aetna