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Dawoud Bey in History Reconsidered: Reimagining History through Photography

Join Aperture and the Chicago Humanities Festival for an illuminating dialogue between artists Dawoud Bey and Kelli Connell, moderated by Natasha Egan, on the occasion of the release of Dawoud Bey: Elegy and Kelli Connell: Pictures for Charis.

MacArthur Fellow and Professor Emeritus of Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Dawoud Bey is one of the most celebrated photographers in American history. Fellow photography colleague Kelli Connell is an artist who investigates sexuality, gender, identity, and the relationship between photographer and subject. Natasha Egan, Executive Director at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, moderates a discussion for Chicago Humanities on reengaging with and reimagining history through photography. Both Dawoud Bey: Elegy and Kelli Connell: Pictures for Charis draw on references from their latest books that span their recent work and present how photos help us reconsider our perceptions of history.

The conversation will be followed by a book signing.