January 17 – 20, 2013 – Paris, France

The theme of this year’s conference is on the black body in the west.  NYU faculty, international scholars, students, and invited guests will together explore new ways to discuss images and experiences of how the black body is imagined in the West. How might we understand the expansive experiences from historical perceptions and contemporary art? Conference participants will unite across diverse disciplines and topics through a shared commitment to analyzing the body politics. The event is the result of an international collaboration between the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Institute for African American Affairs, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and NYU Paris. This year, our collaborators also include Cornell University, Musée du quai Branly, FSHM, L’Ecole Nationalae Superieure des Beaux Arts, and NYU Paris.

This conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Seating may be limited and will be managed on a first come, first serve basis. 

For Conference Schedule, Recommended Hotels, Black Portraiture[s] Info, Venues Map, and Presentation venues please go to these sites: 

Link to the Black Portraiture[s] newsletter:   http://eepurl.com/sCqrv

 Black Portraiture[s] webpage:  http://photo.tisch.nyu.edu/object/BlackPortraitures.html

 For more information and questions please contact:

NYU Department of Photography & Imaging: blackportraitures2013@gmail.com


Ekua Abudu

Nana Adusei-Poku

Jafari Allen

Awam Amkpa

Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Kader Attia

James Barnor

Christine Barthe

Heike Behrend

Nadia Benchallal

Celeste Marie Bernier

Xuly Bët

Pascal Blanchard

Ngaire Blankenberg

Nicolas Bourriaud

Malek Bouyahia

Isolde Brielmaier

Kalia Brooks

Kevin Browne

Artwell Cain

Sylvie Chalaye

Diagne Chanel

Jean-François Chevrier

Adrienne Childs

Nora Chipaumire

Jean-Paul Colleyn

Elizabeth Colomba

Nathalie Coutelet

Renée Cox

Alissandra Cummins

Michaela angela Davis

Misa Dayson

Yemane Demissie

Jean-Ulrick Désert

Lydie Diakhaté

Rokhaya Diallo

Manthia Diawara

Michael Dinwiddie

Christine Douxami

Jean-Pierre Dozon

Eve Dunbar

Elvira Dyangani Ose

Erica Edwards

Angèle Etoundi Essamba

N’goné Fall

Cheryl Finley

Nicole Fleetwood

Tuliza Fleming

John Shévin Foster

Franck Freitas

Justin-Daniel Gandoulou

Kimberli Gant

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Michael Gillespie

Vera Grant

Ed Guerrero

Maïmouna Guerresi

Gunja Sen Gupta

Ylva Habel

Allison Janae Hamilton

Dell M. Hamilton

Lyle Ashton Harris

Salah Hassan

Prune Helfter

Kiluanji Kia Henda

Anna Maria Horsford

Ayana V. Jackson

Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Bogumil Jewsiewicki

Paul Kaplan

Trica Danielle Keaton

Roshini Kempadoo

Jason King

Anne Lafont

Nadira Laggoune

Shantrelle P. Lewis

Treva Lindsey

Dominique Malaquais

Catherine McKinley

Michael McMillan

Jeanne Mercier

Maaza Mengiste

Léonora Miano

Monica Miller

Mireille Miller-Young

Nandipha Mntambo

Aja Monet

Idrissou Mora-Kpai

Joan Morgan

Zanele Muholi

Renée Mussai

Jennifer Christine Nash

Mark Anthony Neal

Pamela Newkirk

Simon Njami

Temi Odumosu

J. D. Ojeikere

Robert O’Meally

Noemie Oxley

Hiram Perez

Alexis Peskine

Mimi Plange

Sam Pollard

Horace Porter

Katell Pouliquen

Myisha Priest

Jeff Rabhan

Michael Ralph

Shelley Rice

Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

Michelle Stephens

Daniele Tamagni

Hank Willis Thomas

Dominic Thomas

Alison Thompson

Lilian Thuram

Françoise Vergès

Michele Wallace

Lewis Watts

Brendan Wattenberg

Carrie Mae Weems

Michelle Joan Wilkinson

Carla Williams

Dyana Williams

Deborah Willis