The Larger Conversation

The Lens of Black & Queer Photography

Thursday, April 28, 7 - 8:15 pm
Calderwood Hall

The stories and images of Black and queer people across the world have not been documented, archived, or acknowledged in a humane way. Photography can reveal the beauty and vulnerability of Black and queer people in a manner that is necessary, just, and empowering. Join us for a timely conversation with photographers and scholars Lola Flash, OJ Slaughter, Briona Simone Jones and moderated by WBUR reporter Cristela Guerra to unpack how their lenses give agency back to the communities they believe in. 

Cristela Guerra

Cristela Guerra.

Cristela Guerra is an award-winning journalist and senior arts and culture reporter for WBUR’s The ARTery. She worked nearly four years at The Boston Globe beginning in the features department and then making her way back to Metro. She’s covered the Covid pandemic, blizzards, immigration policy, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the mainland, and now arts and culture news around New England. She began her journalism career in Florida logging nearly seven years at The News-Press. In 2014, she was part of a team that won a regional and national Edward R. Murrow Award for her two-day series called “A Spark of Hope.” She also volunteers her time with Girl’s Inc. as a mentor and in 2019, Amplify Latinx nominated her as one of their 2019 Latina Leaders. She's driven to understand people, committed to local communities, and hopes to use the arts as a lens to delve deeper into issues of race, equity, and social justice.


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Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance is supported by the Abrams Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Wagner Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. The Media Partner is WBUR.

The Artist-in-Residence program is directed by Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, and is supported in part by the Barbara Lee Program Fund. 

The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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