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Photobooth – An Exhibition by Erin Kendrick

August 9, 2018@5:30 pm-7:30 pm


Please join the Cathedral Arts Project for the opening reception of Photobooth, an exhibition by Erin Kendrick, at the Heather Moore Community Gallery.

From the artist: When I consider a modern-day photobooth I think of a place that allows us to step outside of ourselves for a moment to be whoever we’d like to be. A selection of props invites us to choose a paper persona and imitate someone else for a moment in time, like a mustached super sleuth or a bombshell ready for a kiss, all which seem fairly harmless. A character captured and shared in the spirit of fun, joy and laughter. Like the photobooth, this mimicking recalls a repetitive occurrence in popular culture. We call it cultural appropriation.

In this new era of “Black Girl Magic,” black women are reclaiming agency as it relates to how our features, styles and personas are represented in popular culture. The way we wear our blackness is more than just the caricature-like mimicking often seen in current mainstream culture. We are paying homage to our history and our distinctive styles and characteristics; in many ways we are resurrecting our authentic selves. We are stepping into the photobooth, staring back at our own reflection, and removing the stigma of the “hood.”

I am exploring how black women are reclaiming and renaming our blackness.


August 9, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm


Cathedral Arts Project
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Heather Moore Community Gallery
207 N. Laura Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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