Dark Archives

Andre Bradley
March 23, 2017
Clark Humanities Museum

A collection of black and white headshots of black men and women.A provocative exploration of one black man’s memories of childhood. It interweaves Bradley’s writing and photographs with pictures from his family archive. Part story, part lyrical investigation, Dark Archives aims to upset the linguistic and visual constrictions placed on black males. Bradley powerfully combines image and text in this deeply moving meditation on narrative agency, on the family as archive, on being a young black man, and on being Andre Bradley.

Andre Bradley (b. 1987) lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Bradley is a graduate of Hampshire College where he was selected in 2008 as a James Baldwin Scholar and in 2012, was a recipient of the first annual Elaine Mayes Award for Photography. Bradley received a Master’s of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 was selected as a president’s scholar and was recipient of the T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence. Bradley has been a fellow at Image Text Ithaca, Hampshire College’s Creative Media Institute, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Bradley’s book Dark Archives has been shortlisted for the 2016 Photo-Text Book Award at Les Recontres De La Photographie, and the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award.

Reception and lecture will be held in the Of Color: Race & Identity in Artists’ Books exhibit, which runs March 6 to April 7, 2017 in the Clark Humanities Museum on Scripps College campus.

For further information, visit scripps-staging.skybox0.com/scrippspress or contact Prof. Tia Blassingame at [email protected].

Please note that Frederic W. Goudy Lectures are free and open to the public.

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