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NIGHTS AT SUGAR HILL: Chester Higgins Jr. In Conversation with Lauren Kelley

Photo by Chester Higgins Jr.

Photo by Chester Higgins Jr.

*UPDATE* Bradford Young will NOT be able to join us due to scheduling conflicts, but our Curator Lauren Kelley will be in conversation with Chester regarding his works on-view, photography, and life.

Join us for a special evening with award winning cinematographer, Bradford Young and our featured artist and renowned photojournalist Chester Higgins Jr.  They will swap stories and explore ideas about film, photography, and culture.


About the Artist Chester Higgins Jr.
Chester Higgins is the author of collections of photographs that have been published under the following titles: Black Woman; Drums of Life; Some Time Ago; Feeling 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 ArtNews, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Look, Life, Newsweek, Fortune, Geo, The 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.”

About Nights at Sugar Hill
Nights at Sugar Hill is a new public program series dedicated to highlighting the history and legacy of the Sugar Hill neighborhood and Northern Manhattan.  Held every third Thursday evening of the month, and open to the general public, Nights at Sugar Hill features artist’s talks, performances, and conversations with leading Sugar Hill historians.


Earlier Event: January 19
Later Event: January 21