The New York Times gathers the work and words of 22 Black photographers, half of whom are women, in Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America.
The photo story’s title references Toni Morrison’s collection The Source of Self-Regard (2019). Self-portraits by Dana Scruggs, Carrie Mae Weems, Miranda Barnes, Kennedi Carter, Delphine Diallo, Erica Deeman, Nitashia Johnson, Jessica Pettway, Michelle V. Agins, Zora J. Murff, and Deborah Willis are highlighted.
BmoreArt examines NMWA’s collecting practices and how the museum “has been…instrumental in building the careers of relatively unknown female artists into worldwide names.”
The Guardian features María Berrío and her surreal collages that address social issues, including gender equity in the arts: “It’s my responsibility to shine the light on other Latina women who haven’t had this possibility.”
The Washington Post speaks to Kaywin Feldman, director of the National Gallery of Art, about her “audience-first” leadership practices.
ZORA explores the long lineage of Black women singers—from Ma Rainey to Beyoncé—who “used their music to reclaim their autonomy.”
Anna Blume, pioneering experimental photographer, has died at age 84.
The Guardian interviews Reni Eddo-Lodge about becoming the first Black author to top UK book charts: “It’s exciting…but it is mad—especially when you consider the Black British authors that have come before [me].”
Shows We Want to See—Online Edition
The Brooklyn Art Fair will take place virtually June 25–28. The annual event, in which vendors can participate free of charge, showcases independent artists and presses including #blkgrlswurld, Felicita “Felli” Maynard, Jo Yeh, Homie House Press, and The Free Black Women’s Library.
- Art Fix Friday