Last May, Florence hosted the annual edition of Black Portraitures, a convention that has already brought together some of the most eminent scholars of Africana and black visual studies in the world in five previous occasions. This year, the event focused on: “exploring the impulses, ideas, and techniques undergirding the production of self-representation and desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the 19th century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archives.”
Navigate the packed schedule here.
Finally, some of the videos from the conference were put online and I look forward to watching them. Please enjoy and circulate. This is very useful and instructive materials for courses, lectures, and seminars.