The Agitators

July 25, 2016News


The Agitators

July 25, 2016

BlackStar Film Festival 2016 Photography Exhibit

Opening: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(Members Preview: 5:30pm to 6:30pm)

On view from July 26 to August 7, 2016 at International House of Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street in University City.

Rashid Zakat and Lendl Tellington present portraits of filmmakers, scholars, and cultural workers.This exhibit expands upon the duo’s ongoing experiment in the technical and aesthetic implications of photographing black skin and is part of the 2016 BlackStar Film Festival.

The Agitators celebrates five years of the BlackStar Film Festival with portraits of 16 filmmakers, scholars, and cultural workers whose creative work and support have contributed to shaping the festival. The exhibit also coincides with the 2016 Festival and is part of our celebration of this milestone. The exhibit’s title is a reference to the photographic technique which is crucial to developing black and white photo negatives.

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