The Romare Bearden Foundation co-founder Deidre Harris curated this exhibition which focuses on two major photography collectives.
The show celebrated the work of En Foco who turned 40 and Kamoinge, 51. We toast these groups’ dedication to art, artists, and to communities that typically are misrepresented in the media, or just ignored.
Both art organizations were born in the powerful currents of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. Neither draws too strict a line between art at the highest aesthetic levels and political responsibilities deeply felt: drop-dead beautiful artistry that enables life-sustaining action. So this is a retrospective exhibition dedicated to presenting artists and their communities clearly EnFoco (Spanish for “in focus”). This is a show about moving forward together: about advancing the frame.
Problem: Design a brand identity across platforms for an Exhibition in a space not fully set-up for featuring exhibitions, along with producing all the panels, wall graphics, timeline, and other print materials for visitors.
Role: Worked with the curatorial team researching historical source materials for the installation, and development of the overall visual identity of the look and feel for the entire space, plus worked with installers and fabricators
Solution: Created a visual identity for Kamoinge + Enfoco, Advancing the Frame, produced all the wall graphics, panels, timeline, plus additional collateral materials for online digital marketing, and print materials.