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Ernest Cole Photographer Colloquium

Africa House was a proud sponsor of the

Ernest Cole Photographer Colloquium

Date/Time: Saturday, October 18th, 2014

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Jurow Lecture Hall

Silver Center

31 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Curating and Writing on South African Photography

Panel discussion moderated by Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of Photography & Imaging (TSOA), NYU; with Awam Amkpa, Associate Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis (FAS) and Drama (TSOA), and Director of Africana Studies, NYU; C. Daniel Dawson, Faculty Member, Gallatin School, NYU, and IRAAS, Columbia University; Tosha Grantham, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Maryland at College Park; Tumelo Mosaka, Independent Curator; and Brendan Wattenberg, Director of Exhibitions, The Walther Collection Project Space, New York.

3:15 – 5:00 pm: Drum (2004)

Film Screening. Directed by Zola Maseko, starring Taye Diggs, Gabriel Mann, and Tumisho Masha. Accompanied by the jazz rhythms of 1950s Johannesburg, this film focuses on the anti-apartheid movement through the lives of South African investigative reporter Henry Nxumalo and photographer Jürgen Schadeberg—both contributors, along with Ernest Cole, to Drum, a popular black lifestyle magazine. Awarded Best South African Film at the Durban International Film Festival.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Africa House, Institute of African American Affairs, College of Arts & Science, Department of Art History, Department of Photography & Imaging (TSOA), and Grey Art Gallery.