Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay.
February’s Lit Fridays guest is Ming Smith. Smith is known for her informal, in-action portraits of black cultural figures, from Alvin Ailey to Nina Simone and a wide range of jazz musicians. Ming’s career emerged formally with the publication of the Black Photographer’s Annual in 1973. She was an early member of the Kamoinge Workshop, an association of several generations of black photographers. Ming has traveled extensively, showing her viewers a cosmopolitan world filled with famous landmarks and extraordinary landscapes. People continue to be her most treasured subjects. This is most apparent in her series depicting African American life.
Lit Fridays with Ming Smith will be held virtually on Friday, February 26 at 6:00 pm. For more information, or to register, visit the Lit Fridays with Ming Smith event page.