IAAM hosts two photography workshops to explore capturing the moment

April 16, 2024

International African American Museum dives into photography with two April events

International African American Museum (IAAM) is holding two sessions of a photography workshop on Saturday, April 20, 2024, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the art of capturing the moment. The program is specially crafted to enrich the elements and themes found within the special exhibition at IAAM entitled “Ming Smith: Feeling the Future,” which closes April 28, 2024.

Catch The Moment | An Immersive Photography Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Session One Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Session Two Time: 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Location: IAAM – 14 Wharfside Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401

Details: Local public historian, photographer, and filmmaker Joshua Parks will lead the workshop exploring themes of African American cultural expression, representation, and Afrofuturism within Ming Smith’s work while also learning how to truly ‘catch the moment.’ Technology will be provided by the museum and no prior experience is needed. This introductory photography experience is focused on preserving African American history and will illuminate the vibrant and multi-layered practice of artist Ming Smith, spanning from the early 1970s to the present. Ming Smith: Feeling the Future will be on view only through April 28, 2024, and offers a guided tour into unperceived moments of life as captured by one of the most profoundly gifted artists of her generation.

Cost: $20

Session One Registration Link: https://55170p.blackbaudhosting.com/55170p/Catch-The-Moment–AnImmersive-Photography-Workshop–Session-1

Session Two Registration Link: https://55170p.blackbaudhosting.com/55170p/Catch-The-Moment–AnImmersive-Photography-Workshop–Session-2

The International African American Museum (IAAM) explores the history, culture, and impact of the African American journey on Charleston, the nation, and the world, shining light and sharing stories of the diverse journeys, origin, and achievements of descendants of the African Diaspora. Across eleven galleries and a memorial garden with art, objects, artifacts, and multi-media interaction, IAAM is a champion of authentic, empathetic storytelling of American history. As a result, the museum will stand as one of the nation’s newest platforms for the disruption of institutionalized racism as it evolves today. The mission of IAAM is to honor the untold stories of the African American journey at the historically sacred site of Gadsden’s Wharf and beyond. For more information, please visit iaamuseum.org or call 843-872-5352.