Anxiety, resignation, exhaustion, yet at the same time hope and joy – all these themes and emotions are depicted in the photographs of Nikki Brown, which will be displayed in the exhibition entitled After Katrina: A visual history of African American men in New Orleans, 2010-2012.
When: Monday, October 8, 5:00 pm – Friday noon, October 12, 2012
Where: University of Innsbruck, Bruno-Sander-Haus, Innrain 52f
Vernissage: October 8, 5:00 pm
Nikki Brown’s photographs provide an insight into the lives of African American males in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Sometimes haunting or unsettling, Brown’s photographic documentation also show hope – such as in the image above of a young boy experiencing a rite of passage: his first haircut.
The artist, Nikki Brown, is Associate Professor and Head of the History Department at Grambling State University in Louisiana. The author of several articles in academic journals holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University, Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Oberlin College, Ohio. Brown’s first book, Private Politics and Public Voices: African American Women’s Activism from World War I to the New Deal, won the 2007 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize for the best book in African American women’s history.