Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

Apollo, July 15, 2022
The Getty Center focuses on the achievements of the Kamoinge Workshop group of Black photographers (19 July–9 Oct). Since the collective was formed in 1963, with Roy DeCarava as its first director, the bodies of work produced by its members have centred on Black experience, documenting pivotal moments in the civil rights movement of the 1960s through to live performances by figures such as Miles Davis and Grace Jones. Focusing on the first two decades of the Workshop, the exhibition includes more than 100 works by founding members such as Ray Francis, Ming Smith and Shawn Walker. Arranged into five sections, the show also looks at the collective’s community-based approach and day-to-day running.