Thursday Feb 16th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
“Black Florida” is an ongoing photographic archive by documentary photographer Johanne Rahaman, of shifting urban and rural spaces occupied by the Black communities throughout the State of Florida. The Bailey Contemporary Arts has invited this artist to expand her most recent project to Pompano Beach, which she has begun to do starting this October, 2016. Join BaCA as we celebrate the opening of this powerful work in honor of Black History Month. The opening reception is open to all ages, and there will be light refreshments, and music.
Rahaman’s images consists of environmental and personal portraits, landscape, architectural and still life images, underscoring the urgency and importance of recording these neighborhoods that are in a constant state of flux. BaCA will exhibit the images as a result of her focus on Pompano Beach in honor of Black History month, and as a continuing narrative that began with last year’s exhibit, “What’s Your Story?” that showcased portraits of Pompano Beach’s black community in the 1930s.
Johanne Rahaman is an emerging, working in both digital and film formats since 2002. The entire scope of the project can be found at: http://www.blackflorida.org/