What: A special Photo Exhibition for Black History Month at X Gallery
About: This historic photography exhibition is a collection of key moments captured by Washington, D.C. photojournalist Fred Watkins over a period of three decades. The images document important moments and interactions of high-profile African Americans domestically and internationally in addition to dignitaries representing the African Diaspora.
Fred’s assignments have placed him in rooms with some of the most powerful people in the world including Nelson Mandela; he traveled to South Africa with President George Bush after Mandela’s release from incarceration. Fred currently photographs White House and Capitol Hill assignments and will certainly be there to capture every moment of the drama about to unfold in 2020.
Photographers participating – in a special section honoring great entertainers and leaders in Black History who are no longer with us. Fred Watkins, June DeLairre Truesdale, Juanita M. Prince Cole, Tyrone Rasheed, John Braithwaite and Lisa DuBois.
Where: X Gallery @ 163 Malcolm X Boulevard. On 118th street
Viewing: Viewing begins February 1st, Saturdays and Sundays until March 28th
Reception: Feb 9th Saturday – quiet viewing begins at 5. Wine @ 6 until 9
Introduction of Photographer approximately 8 o clock. Register to attend.
Poetry- X Gallery: Poetry introduced by Myasia – Feb 9th and March 1st.
Photographs – All photographs are available for sale in limited editions.
X Gallery: X Gallery is dedicated to participating in the cultural development of Harlem through the exhibition of Art and Photography. We strive to create an environment where local people and foreigners of every background can be touched by the beauty of art. We are committed to exhibitions and programs that will strengthen and sustain our community. Lisa DuBois, curator.
163 Malcolm X Boulevard (118th street)
New York NY 10027 United States