Professor Sarah Lewis Shines as Guest-Editor of Aperture Magazine

May 10, 2016
Professor Sarah Lewis Shines as Guest-Editor of Aperture Magazine

Sarah Lewis, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, has guest-edited an amazing issue of Aperture magazine on “Vision and Social Justice”.  It is a remarkable set of photos and accompanying essays inspired by Frederick Douglass’s 1864 speech on “Pictures and Progress.”  The issue drives home how art makes us reflect on the great issues and challenges of our times, and features essays by Sarah Lewis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and many other distinguished figures.

  Sarah Lewis’s essay in Aperture can now be found here: http://aperture.org/blog/vision-justice/

 The link to the issue’s full table of contents is now live as well: http://aperture.org/magazine/

 The just-published New York Times piece on the issue can be viewed at:

 http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/reclaiming-the-photographic-narrative-of-african-americans/

Time Magazine has also highlighted the importance of this Aperture issue, featured here:

http://time.com/4323138/addressing-the-representation-of-black-culture-in-photography/

A powerful review of the Vision & Justice Aperture issue has just appeared in the LA Times: 

http://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-essay-aperture-justice-20160516-snap-htmlstory.html

Fast Company ran an extensive interview as well:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3060020/exposure/how-photography-can-transform-social-justice-in-america

The Harvard Gazette reports on Lewis "Curating a visual record":

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/06/curating-a-visual-record/

and "Becoming her fullest self":

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/09/becoming-her-fullest-self/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09.30.2016%20%281%29

See also: 2016