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Saturday October 18th 1-5 PM

Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center

New York University (Enter at 100 Washington Sq. East)

1:00-3:00 pm: Curating and Writing on South African Photography

Panel discussion moderated by Deborah Willis, University Professor and chair of Photography & Imaging (TSOA), NYU; with Awam Amkpa, Associate Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis, Director, Africana Studies, NYU; C. Daniel Dawson, faculty member, Gallatin School, NYU, and IRAAS, Columbia University; Tosha Grantham, PhD candidate in Art History, University of Maryland at College Park; Tumelo Mosaka, independent curator; and Brendan Wattenberg, director of exhibitions, The Walther Collection Project Space, New York.


3:15-5:00 pm: Drum (2004)

Film screening. Directed by Zola Maseko, starring Taye Diggs, Gabriel Mann, and Tumisho Masha. Accompanied by the jazz rhythms of 1950s Johannesburg, this film focuses on the anti-apartheid movement through the lives of South African investigative reporter Henry Nxumalo and photographer Jürgen Schadeberg—both contributors, along with Ernest Cole, to Drum, a popular black lifestyle magazine. 94 min. Awarded Best South African Film at the Durban International Film Festival.


Co-sponsored by NYU’s Africa House, Institute of African American Affairs, College of Arts & Science, Department of Art History, Department of Photography & Imaging (TSOA), and Grey Art Gallery.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition "Ernest Cole Photographer," on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, September 3-December 6, 2014. Exhibition information: