Voices of Race in Portrait
“Takuna El Shabazz” detail of a portrait by Casey Harman 2019.
“Voices of Race in Portrait” was on view at Acadiana Center for the Arts from February 8 to 29, 2020 in the Coca Cola Studio.
Twenty subjects tell compelling stories about the role race has played in their lives to over a dozen trained facilitators/story collectors.
Conversation Starters created “Voices of Race in Portrait” as an exhibition of portraits and interviews collected across the region. Photographers from the Acadiana region captured these subjects in portrait form, using their unique styles and approaches. Transcribed interviews were presented in full alongside these portraits. Nonprofit newsroom The Current partnered with AcA and Conversation Starters highlight selected stories.
Pastor John Milton
Takuna El Shabazz
Garrett Wayne Singleton
Carrie Cox Pennison
Selected Portraits and Stories
Historically people have tried to weaken the image of black men and women. Phebe Hayes wants to fix that.
- Curator: Conversation Starters