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Artist’s Choice: Lorna Simpson


April 13, 2013

Lorna Simpson leads a discussion in front of her work, Please remind me of who I am (2009), April 2013. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Lorna Simpson is well known for her photographic works which often examine racial and gender identity. For this workshop Simpson joined families to discuss her work Please remind me of who I am (2009), on view in the exhibition Blues for Smoke. This work comprises a collection of historical images of anonymous African American women posing for photo booth portraits. Prior to the workshop, Simpson asked the group to bring old family photographs with them. Families used their photographs to create their own photo collages, re-contextualizing these images and adding in some photo booth images supplied by Simpson. They experimented with composition and used black ink to add to their visual narratives.

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