Style Profile, Ni'ma Ford, December 22, 2011, Scott Schuman. © The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman. Courtesy Danziger Gallery.

Picturing Beauty, Race, and Identity through Fashion: 1911–2011


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Deborah Willis, artist and professor of photography and imaging at New York University, explores the ways in which the concepts of beauty and desire have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through fashion photography. Willis presents her research on photographers, models, musicians, and actors who explore personal and collective memories of beauty and race from early photography to now and focuses on how African American fashion has influenced and challenged notions of style and identity.

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