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Karen D. Beckwith, "Remains of the Past."

  • Karen D. Beckwith, “Remains of the Past.”

HEDGE Gallery, located in 78th Street Studios, is expanding its annual printmaking spotlight to include photography with a two-woman exhibition entitled “Evidence of Existence” featuring Karen D. Beckwith and Amber Ford.

There will be a preview reception Wednesday, March 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit opens Friday, March 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.




This exhibition examines the human footprint and Beckwith draws from her travels to her hometown of Corry, Pennsylvania while reflecting on recent journeys to Arizona and Taiwan. She encapsulates the human imprint on our world by capturing microcosmic moments like faded signs, graffiti, remnants of furniture or manmade materials and even mailboxes, carving out a storyline of who and what came before. Mailboxes became a theme in this series and she feels

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Students celebrate their graduation from Howard University at the end of the 148th Commencement ceremony, at the Upper Quandrangle on campus, on May 7, 2016. Washington, D.C. photojournalist and professor Cheriss May spoke about her photography on The Black Shutter Podcast.

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Students celebrate their graduation from Howard University at the end of the 148th Commencement ceremony, at the Upper Quandrangle on campus, on May 7, 2016. Washington, D.C. photojournalist and professor Cheriss May spoke about her photography on The Black Shutter Podcast.

Cheriss May

The newly launched Black Shutter Podcast is already gaining attention in the creative community for its focus on people historically left out of the picture: Black photographers, filmmakers, editors and other like-minded creatives.

“The term ‘Black shutter’ is how Black photographers see the world,” says co-creator Idris Talib Solomon. “So any Black person with a camera has a

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