Video: "Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star" at MoCP
The work of Columbia College Chicago Photography Professor and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey is featured at Columbia's Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in the exhibition Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star. The exhibition responds to the September 15, 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The exhibition pairs Bey’s The Birmingham Project with a selection of prints from the Black Star archive of photojournalism, providing a historical context for the bombing, and revealing the political and social turmoil that placed the American Civil Rights Movement in the media spotlight during the months leading up to the explosion.
In this video, Bey and MoCP Chief Curator and Deputy Director Karen Irvine discuss the exhibition, which runs until July 7.
Museum of Contemporary Art
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Exhibition ends July 7