Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 1st for the opening of Joseph M. Giordano’s portrait show Struggles: Portraits of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
Stand amongst luminaries of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Maryland photographer J.M. Giordano has photographed the well-known, as well as unsung, freedom fighters of the era in formal portraits. While historic images of civil rights and Black Power leaders exist through photojournalism, Giordano composes portraits as a statement of the prominence of these individuals. His work establishes a new visual history of this pivotal American era. On view include Marylanders Dr. Helena Hicks, Simeon Booker, Dr. Maulana Karenga, and Robert Houston.
Opening Day Talk
October 1, 6-8pm with Special Guests
Eddie Conway, Black Panther, prisoner for 44 years, and founder of prison mentoring program Friend of a Friend
Robert Houston, photographer who has documented civil rights struggles, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s campaign, for over half a century
J.M. Giordano, photographer
$5 program admission includes admission to the exhibition gallery.
The exhibition runs from October 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.