Image credit (detail): Courtney Morris, Colored Swimming Pool, 2019

Exploring Passages Within the Black Diaspora

January 16 – March 16, 2020

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 16: 6:00pm-8:00pm


Curated by Berette Macaulay, PCNW’s winter group exhibition, Exploring Passages Within the Black Diaspora will feature works by female-identifying photographers from Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. The exhibit looks at subjective histories and archival actions of storytelling, by interrogating transcultural decoloniality, identity, memory, meaning-making, and self-(re)invention.

This PCNW exhibition is part of a series of public events partnering with MFON:Women Photographers of the African Diaspora*, Frye Art Museum, and Jacob Lawrence Gallery.  

Exhibiting artists: Abigail Hadeed, Courtney Morris, Intisar Abioto, LeLeita McKill, Mia K McNeal, Miatta Kawinzi, Nadia Alexis, Nadia Huggins, Ricky Weaver, Tiffany Smith, and Zoraida Lopez

*The seminal photography journal and global commitment of MFON Women Photographers of the African Diaspora was conceived, founded, and published by artist Adama Delphine Fawundu and photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, inspired by the life and work of their friend and colleague, Nigerian-born American photographer Mmekutmfon ‘Mfon’ Essien. 

Panel Discussion:
Thursday, February 6: 6:30pm

Join us for a panel discussion with exhibiting artists Intisar Abioto, Courtney Morris, LeLeita McKill, and Nadia Alexis. Moderated by Thea Quiray Tagle, PhD. Opening remarks from our Executive Director Terry Novak and Curator Berette S. Macaulay. 

Please use our show hashtags for your social media posts!    #ExploringPassages  #MFONinSeattle

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