Lecture + Panel Discussion with photographers and documentarians Kris Graves, Zora Murff, and playwright Denise Chapman.
Photographer and publisher Kris Graves creates and supports work that considers unjust practices in American society and aims to use art as a means to inform people about social issues. In this presentation, Graves will lecture on his own documentation of institutionalized racism in America. An Adjunct Professor at The New School / Parsons School of Design, Mr. Graves has spent several years using photography as a means to start conversations about issues ranging from police brutality to the exploration and re-conception of the contemporary Black experience in America.
Following his lecture, Graves will moderate a discussion between photographer Zora Murff and playwright Denise Chapman on their recent projects documenting segregationist policies enforced here in North Omaha and how their works aim to address and respond to injustices in our community.
This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.