Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture.  The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities.  Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity  features work from emerging and renowned photographers and filmmakers from the US, Europe and Africa. This exhibition is guest curated by US-based independent curator Shantrelle P. Lewis. 

 

Image credit: Harness Hamese , Khumbula - Family Portrait, 2014

Upcoming Events

FIRST LOOK: Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: Fine Print Party

Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m. CDT Register here Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a special online celebration of ...

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Teen Workshop: Remixing the Archive

Teen Workshop: Remixing the Archive

Teen Workshop: Remixing the Archive Wednesday, November 11, 4 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here How do images shape our understanding of current and historical events? In ...

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Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m. CST Presented Virtually on Zoom Register here Since the 1970s, Plumb has explored subjects ranging from her suburban roots ...

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MoCP Highlights: Viewing the Vault with Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director

MoCP Highlights: Viewing the Vault with Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director

MoCP Highlights: Viewing the Vault with Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/461967526 The MoCP has a collection of over 16,000 photographs that are stored in a vault at the museum, accessible only to the ...

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MoCP Behind the Lens: Adriana Parrilla

MoCP Behind the Lens: Adriana Parrilla

MoCP Behind the Lens: Adriana Parrilla

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/460610444 Join the MoCP and photographer Adriana Parrilla for a virtual sneak peek into her studio! Adriana Parrilla was born and raised in ...

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Video Playlist: Historias del Pueblo

Video Playlist: Historias del Pueblo

Video Playlist: Historias del Pueblo

Video Playlist: Historias del Pueblo Wednesday, September 16, 7 pm. CDT Register for the livestream here **Please note that registrants will be emailed a link prior to the ...

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Plena Combativa Virtual Concert

Plena Combativa Virtual Concert

Plena Combativa Virtual Concert

Join the MoCP and Plena Combativa for a livestreamed virtual concert! Plena Combativa is a political-feminist musical project that uses the Puerto Rican Plena ...

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Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II Thursday, September 3, 4 p.m. CDT Register in advance for this webinar: https://colum.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EJPNiGo_RKmSIm8myDbEbA Join us on Zoom ...

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