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Events

Black Lunch Table's Photobooths Coast to Coast

Saturday, Jun 26, 2021
1 PM – 4 PM
Library
540 West 25th Street

We’re partnering with Black Lunch Table to host their Juneteenth Photobooths Coast to Coast project at our New York gallery, part of BLT’s ongoing efforts to document the beauty of the people and make Black artists visible on the Internet.

On June 26, we invite all artists to visit our 540 West 25th Street location to have their photo taken by photographer Andrea Cauthen. Portraits are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons as a part of BLT’s commitment to visualize Black artists on Wikipedia.

Event Details

Black Lunch Table's Photobooths Coast to Coast
Saturday, Jun 26, 2021
1 PM – 4 PM

Location

Library
540 West 25th Street
New York

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Juneteenth Photobooths Coast to Coast

Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, or Emancipation Day. The holiday marks the emancipation of enslaved persons in The United States. As we look toward another holiday celebrating freedom, July 4th, this year’s Juneteenth celebrations, amidst a global pandemic and equally urgent Movement for Black Lives, we will document and celebrate.

This year, Black Lunch Table is hosting their BLT Photobooth Project at sites across the United States and online to document the beauty of the people and make Black artists literally visible on the internet by adding their portraits to Wikicommons.

Come have your photograph taken with photographer Andrea Cauthen. Portraits are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons as a part of BLT's continuing effort to visualize Black artists on Wikipedia. Uploaded photos are available for use and download.

Explore BLT Photobooth Portraits Here

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Black Lunch Table

Black Lunch Table’s (BLT) primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein artists and local community members engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. BLT mobilizes a democratic rewriting of contemporary cultural history by animating discourse around and among the people living it. First staged in 2005 at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture artist residency, the project has grown by way of contributions from and collaborations with artists, digital humanities researchers, and Wikipedians. BLT currently includes two roundtable series’, an online oral history archive, and a Wikipedia initiative. Much like its creation of physical spaces that foster community and generate critical dialogue, BLT creates a digital space for art, Black studies and social justice issues.

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