The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History at the Haggerty Museum
Photo copyright Stephen Shames
Aperture exhibition The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History, Photographs by Stephen Shames opens August 25th at The Haggerty Museum.
During the height of the Black Panthers party, from 1967 through 1973, Stephen Shames photographed daily operations, capturing the group’s public face as well as behind the scenes moments. His close friendship with the panthers, Bobby Seale in particular, allowed Shames unprecedented access and his photographs provide a rare and dynamic look at the social movement. A selection of this work was collected in the acclaimed Aperture monograph The Black Panthers (Aperture, 2006) and the exhibition The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History brings together silver gelatin prints from this historically invaluable body of work.
The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History
Photographs by Stephen Shames
Wednesday, August 25, 2010-Sunday, January 2, 2011
Haggerty Museum of Art
13th and Clybourn