P.3 artists Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick have been documenting the African American community in New Orleans and its surrounding areas for the past three decades with both photographic and video work.
Their work chronicles the unique traditions and deep-rooted elements of Louisiana culture that increasingly represent a vanishing way of life. The artists will share how Kalamu ya Salaam, New Orleans performance poet, dramatist, fiction writer, editor and activist (to name but a few important ways he has contributed to his city and people) has inspired their practice. Together all three will discuss their collaborative unpublished work Banana Republic, Black Street Life and Culture in New Orleans, a book about, in the words of the poet: “the sights, sounds, feelings and meanings of under-recorded, seldom documented aspects of our culture.”
Prospect New Orleans
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