Lucy Baber, 100 Black Dads Project

October 24 – January 17, 2021 2020-10-24 09:00:00 2021-01-17 09:00:00 15 Lucy Baber, 100 Black Dads Project Banko Gallery true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: Banko Gallery

Click the button below to view the digital exhitibion. The Banana Factory will also be offering limited capacity, in-person gallery tours of this exhibit on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 10 a.m, in accordance with all CDC, city and state health and safety guidelines.

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This exhibition features selected prints from a photo project that highlights the loving, hard working, and nurturing side of Black fathers in America from Philadelphia-based photographer & artist Lucy Baber. The project includes work from contributing photographers Sabrina Guyton and Ore Adisina.

100 Black Dads came about through my involvement in learning about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the desire to contribute to this movement through art. In 2016, I teamed up with two other talented photographers to explore what it means to be Black while raising children in today’s culture.

We hope to use this as an opportunity to listen and learn from each of the volunteers. Each father shares what it means for them to be a Black father raising children in today’s culture.

The photographers behind this project are trying to use this time to listen. We want to make sure to keep ourselves out of the way and just let each dad’s unique story unfold in front of the camera organically. Once the project is complete, we hope that it will find a broader audience for exposure about this important perspective. -Lucy Baber

**In lieu of print sales for this exhibition, the artist has asked the community for contributions to be made to the local Philadelphia group WaterArms over FireArms. Donation link can be found here:

Check out this article to learn more about this exhibition and Lucy Barber.

There will be a special First Friday virtual panel discussion on Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., with Baber, all participating photographers and some of the fathers who volunteered for the project. The panel will be available here; registration will be required.

Venue Information
Banko Gallery
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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