Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party
In 1966 Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, two college students in Oakland, California, launched The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Though active for less than twenty years (1966–1982), the Panthers indelibly pierced the public consciousness. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Seattle chapter, the first outside of California; after AIPAD, this exhibition will be on view at Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle through June 10th.
All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party is drawn from a book of the same name (Minor Matters Books, 2016—co-edited by Dunn Marsh and Negarra A. Kudumu) and showcases a select group of contemporary black artists, including emerging and internationally acclaimed practitioners, women and men spanning twenty-two to seventy years of age, who have been informed or influenced by the Panthers. Exhibiting artists include: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Endia Beal, Bruce Bennett, Howard Cash, Kris Graves, Ayana V. Jackson, Kambui Olujimi, Lewis Watts, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, and Robert Wade.
Curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh / Photographic Center Northwest