Chenoweth Lecture // Through the Lens: Dawoud Bey, The Birmingham Project

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On September 13, 2023 was the annual Chenoweth lecture and we explored the intersection of art, history, and social justice through the lens of acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey and renowned interdisciplinary scholar Dr. Imani Perry. This thought-provoking conversation delves into Bey’s The Birmingham Project, which poignantly captures the lives and stories of individuals affected by the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. Bey and Perry discuss the power of art and photography in addressing pressing social issues and fostering dialogue on race, culture, and history. Serving as the opening program for The Birmingham Project exhibition at the BMA also marking the 60th anniversary of the horrific 16th street church bombing, this engaging and informative discussion is free and open to the public.