Join award- winning journalist Sheryl Hilliard Tucker for a fascinating conversation with Dwight Carter exploring his impressive 50-year career photographing African Americans from a uniquely positive perspective. Dwight has set new standards in capturing a spirit of black people that is rarely shared or discussed: confidence.
Striking thought leaders.
Intriguing everyday people.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Free. Open to the public
THE GALLERY at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey
695 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
This is the third ART Talk presented during TRANScendence: An Exhibition of Emerging, Contemporary Art by African American and Other Underrepresented Artists
“Consider the moment where boundaries are fluid. Consider the moment where the extraordinary is the rule”.
Join us for this transcendent conversation.
Refreshments will be served after the conversation
Free. Open to the public
TRANScendence Exhibition Dates: June 2 – September 15, 2016
Featured Artists: Dwight Carter, Dominant Dansby, Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., Stefanie Nagorka and Margaret Rose Vendryes
Dwight Carter is an award-winning photographer whose work spans the globe. He has documented the Dance Theater of Harlem's historic performance in Cairo, Egypt, the 10th Anniversary of independence of Zimbabwe, the last vestiges of the Black Cowboys in America and the war-torn landscapes of Vietnam, where he served as a combat photographer and personal photographer to General Creighton Abrams, US Commanding General of South Vietnam.
His engaging portraits capture the heart and soul of America’s favorite boldface names. His portrait portfolio includes subjects such as Harry Belafonte, Dr. Maya Angelou, Judith Jamison, Oprah Winfrey, Ruby Dee, Leontyne Price and Nelson Mandela.
Dwight launched his career in great company, as assistant to Richard Avedon, Hiro, Bert Stern and Helmut Newton. Dwight received his B.A. degree in Fine Art Photography from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California.
“I make my living as a commercial photographer, and many of these photographs are the outcome of my assignments. Although it’s important to keep in mind what the assigned photograph is intended to convey and how it will be used, I’m always sensitive to the inner truth of the subject, the spirit inside and the beauty that reaches beyond the surface. When I achieve that and successfully capture what was required and more, my work transcends the commercial and becomes art.”
Sheryl Hilliard Tucker is always looking for a great conversation. Her distinguished career as a senior media executives and chief editor of three national publications-- Black Enterprise, Essence and Your Company--provides just the right experience for a fresh take and lively discussion on topics she is passionate about.
Sheryl is currently the Director of Marketing & Communications for AFS Intercultural Programs, advocating for more young people to become global citizens--prepared and empowered to help build a more just and peaceful world.
Dwight Carter Image: Judith Jamison, 1991, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater