CHESTER HIGGINS JR.: Passing Through

Photo by Chester Higgins Jr.

Photo by Chester Higgins Jr.

CHESTER HIGGINS JR.: Passing Through
On-view through SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Join us as we travel through time, face cultural icons, survey infinite landscapes, and intimate rituals through the black and white photographic lens of Chester Higgins Jr. Passing Through will present a selection of his images captured from 1969 to 2002 in cross sections of Africa, The Americas, and Harlem. This exhibition will be complemented with programming, storytelling, and art-making workshops, aimed at stimulating wonder and intercultural exchange.

ABOUT CHESTER HIGGINS JR.

Chester Higgins is the author of collections of photographs that have been published under the following titles: Black WomanDrums of LifeSome Time AgoFeeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa (a comprehensive look at the African Diaspora); and Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging. He has also written a memoir, Echo of the Spirit: A Photographer’s Journey, and his photographs illustrate the book Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile. Higgins’s photographs have appeared in ArtNewsNew York Times Sunday MagazineLookLifeNewsweek, FortuneGeoThe New Yorker, and Archaeology. His work is the topic of two PBS programs, “An American Photographer: Chester Higgins Jr.” and “Brotherman,” and has also been featured on CBS’s “Sunday Morning News, ”PBS’s “The NewsHour,” and ABC’s “Like It Is” and “Freedom Forum.”

Solo exhibitions of his photographs have been held at the International Center of Photography, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of African Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Schomburg Center, the Newark Museum, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Field Museum of History, the New-York Historical Society, the Windows Gallery/Kimmel Center of New York University, and the Dapper Museum in Paris.