Kenneth P. Green Sr. : Toward a Black Aesthetic
Jan 25 - Apr 21 2024
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Toward a Black Aesthetic: Kenneth P. Green Sr.’s Photographs of the 1960s and 70s. As a lifetime Bay Area resident and the first Black staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune (1968-1982), Kenneth P. Green Sr. captured some of the most important social changes of the era. His photographs—some taken on the beat as a photojournalist and others snapped as an observant bystander on the streets—not only chronicled integral periods of sociopolitical importance, but also the quotidian moments of everyday life. Toward a Black Aesthetic focuses on Green’s images of Black women, whose strength, intellect and beauty he recognized and paid homage to through his photographs, which also highlight the fashion and politics of the 1960s and 70s. Opening Reception: Thu, Jan 25, 5:30-7:30pm.