In recognition of Women's History Month, Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) will host Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora, a one day seminar that examines contemporary photography and the conditions under which women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora make images.
In-class content will include analysis of photographic work and projects, partial film screenings, review of related literature, conversations with guest artists, and a look at how contemporary image-makers are using social media. Participants will leave Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora with a certificate showing their achievement upon completing the seminar. Participants will also leave with a reference guide equipping them with tools to better understand how women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora document resilience, resistance, and creative survival. Guest artists Nona Faustine and Ayana V. Jackson will be sharing their work in person. This seminar was co-created and will be taught by Zoraida Lopez-Diago and Lesly Deschler-Canossi. The fee for this one-day seminar is $150.00.