Panthers listen to Huey P. Newton give a radio talk during Bobby Seale’s trial, New Haven, May 1970 by Stephen Shames
Photographer Stephen Shames‘ photographs taken during the height of the struggle for civil rights in America, will be on view in two upcoming exhibitions in Chicago and New York.
The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History, an Aperture exhibition will travel to The Dusable Museum of African American History in Chicago, presenting Shames’ behind-the-scenes photographs of the Black Panther Party. The exhibition opens this week and will include 48 of Shame’s photographs as well as Black Panther artifacts from the museum’s archive. This exhibition accompanies Shames’ monograph The Black Panthers (Aperture, 2006).
In addition nine of Shames’ images of Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton are included in a group show titled, Between the Bricks and the Blood: Transgressive Typologies currently up at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York.
The Black Panthers: Making Sense Of History
April 23 – August 6, 2010
Dusable Museum of African American History
750 East 56th Place
Between The Bricks and The Blood
April 15 – May 8, 2010
Steven Kasher Gallery
521 W 23rd St,
New York, Ny, 10011