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The Sound She Saw: Ming Smith in conversation with Greg Tate

Mar 26, 2021

Honoring the publication of Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph (Aperture, 2020), this conversation brings Ming Smith, the first female member of the Kamoinge Workshop, into dialogue with critic and musician Greg Tate, one of the book’s contributors. Presenting four decades of Smith’s work, the publication celebrates her enduring vision and ongoing contributions to the medium of photography. The conversation is introduced by Rujeko Hockley, Whitney assistant curator. Presented in collaboration with Aperture, this series of programs features conversations with artists from the Kamoinge Workshop included in the exhibition Working Together: Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop currently on view at the Whitney. The talks explore the group’s genesis in Harlem in the 1960s, its role in the Black Arts movement, and the multidisciplinary interests and practices of its members, bringing together artists from the Kamoinge Workshop with scholars and critics of Black arts and culture.