Ruddy Roye, Jamel Shabazz
Pratt Institute | 61 St. James Place
Curated by Sarah Lewis
Pratt’s School of Art (SoART) and Pratt Photography are proud to present a special evening with social documentary photographers Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye and Jamel Shabazz in conversation with author and curator Sarah Lewis. The discussion, the second lecture in the annual School of Art (SoART) Lecture Series, will revolve around representation and community.
Ruddy Roye, a Jamaican born photographer living in Brooklyn, collaborates with his portrait subjects in order to share their narratives through photographs and texts that demonstrate an activist voice. Well known for his iconic photographs chronicling daily life in New York City from the 1980s to present, Jamel Shabazz aims to preserve world history and culture. Celebrated intellectual and author Sarah Lewis explores race and representation in her writings and as a professor at Harvard University. Both Roye and Shabazz published featured portfolios in the critically acclaimed “Vision & Justice” issue of Aperture guest edited by Sarah Lewis.
This lecture is free and open to the Pratt community and to the public. Reservations are required. Doors open at 6:30pm for reservation holders; please arrive by 6:45pm in order to claim your reserved seat. Unclaimed seats will be released to the standby line at 6:50pm. There is an overflow room with a live video feed, but space is limited.