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May 19, 2014
Conversations on Art: Dawoud Bey 

From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
From left, Imani Perry, Dawoud Bey, and Sarah Lewis reflect on Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
The audience at the event. Photograph by Burcu Oz
The audience at the event. Photograph by Burcu Oz
Imani Perry and Dawoud Bey discuss Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz
Imani Perry and Dawoud Bey discuss Bey’s Birmingham Project. Photograph by Burcu Oz

2014 Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, along with art historian and curator Sarah Lewis and scholar Imani Perry, reflect on the role of art and photography in the visualization and construction of race, memory, and history. Taking a cue from the artist’s Birmingham Project, this roundtable discussion explores the ways in which the black subject has been represented in Birmingham, Alabama and other areas of the South during the Civil Rights Movement.