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GAZE:Art vol. 5 w/ Erica Deeman - "Lighting Blackness"

Lighting Blackness: Studio x Location + Black Skin w/ photographer Erica Deeman.

We are excited to offer GAZE:Art vol. 5 as a technical Lab + Location Shoot workshop/skill share that specifically focuses on lighting techniques for photographing Black people. Erica Deeman is a Black lesbian photographer whose art practice exclusively addresses gender, identity, and race politics within the African Diaspora.

BRING YOUR CAMERA and Come ready to explore and experiment with light, color, shade.

(Light/Lab Materials Fee Included)
**This wksp is Limited to 15 BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

3:00 - 6:00 PM (Arrive by 230p)
Omi Arts Project Space at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery
480 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Erica Deeman (b. 1977) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Deeman received a Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations, degree in 2000 from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, degree in 2014 from Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA.

Deeman has had domestic and international group exhibitions at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK; The Hive, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK; Municipal Gallery, Library and Cultural Centre, Dublin, Ireland; Old Truman Brewery, London, UK; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA; and SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA; and University of Derby, Derbyshire, UK, Erica Deeman, Silhouettes, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA and Erica Deeman: Brown, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, Silhouettes, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York.

The GAZE:Art Series centers the creative voices and expertise of international Black LGBTQI+ Artists. Offerings may include Artist Talks, Film Salons, Maker Workshops, and Skill Shares.

GAZE:Art 2019 Artists Include Thokozani Ndaba, Bev Ditsie@, Adrienne Maree Brown, Andrew Wilson, Erica Deeman and Pratibha Parmar.

Omi Arts Project Space is supported by the Akonadi Foundation - Beloved Community Fund and City of Oakland - Dept. of Human Services ReCAST Grant, and is fiscally sponsored by The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture

Images courtesy of the artist and Anthony Meier Fine Arts