The Black List Project

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell

Exhibition of Photographs of Prominent African Americans along with Filmed Interviews.

Art Exhibition previously on at Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Friday 21 November 2008 to Sunday 29 March 2009

Serena Williams, 2008. image

Published by Brooklyn Museum on Friday 17 October 2008.
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This exhibition of twenty-five portraits by internationally renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is a documentary project that explores being Black in America. Sanders also directed a series of filmed interviews conducted by noted film critic Elvis Mitchell that will be presented along with the photographs. Serena Williams, Chris Rock, Colin Powell, Toni Morrison, Russell Simmons, Al Sharpton, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, and Sean Combs are among the many African Americans whose faces are seen and voices heard in The Black List Project. The images, photographic and filmed, are the core of the collaboration between Greenfield-Sanders and Mitchell that has resulted in The Black List (Volume One), an HBO documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 and was aired nationally for the first time in August 2008, and a multi-city museum exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The entire film will be presented at various times, to be announced, throughout the run of the exhibition.

The Black List Project: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell has been organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.