FRESH TALK: Sarah Lewis—Vision & Justice

Explore photography as a catalyst for social change.

As the first guest editor in Aperture magazine’s 64-year history, Sarah Lewis defined the relationship between what we see (vision) and what we fix (justice) in the landmark 2016 “Vision & Justice” issue. By turning the pages of the magazine into a primary source for exploring visual literacy, citizenship, and representational justice, Lewis positioned photography as a catalyst for social change.

Join us for an evening that will explore these questions and more:

  • In our image-driven society, is visual literacy a necessary tool to citizenship?
  • Does photography have the power to correct age-old narratives used to justify injustice?
  • What is the role of the photojournalist or fine art photographer today?


  • Sarah Lewis, bestselling author, curator, and Harvard professor
  • Moderator: Rhea Combs, curator of film and photography, and director of the Center for African American Media Arts at National Museum of African American History and Culture


Required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students.
Price includes museum admission and Sunday Supper.

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Program will be live-streamed at

FRESH TALK is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative.

National Museum of Women in the Arts