“Men of African Diaspora” Photo Exhibition

Helping the elderly in Haiti down the hill October 2017 Photo By: Germaine Watkins

Helping the elderly in Haiti down the hill October 2017 Photo By: Germaine Watkins

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is proud to sponsor the photography exhibition “Men of the African Diaspora.” The exhibition runs Feb. 2 – 24 at the Boom Concepts Gallery, 5139 Penn Ave., Pgh. 15224, Garfield.

“Men of the African Diaspora” is an exhibition that seeks to disrupt stereotypes of Black men across the African diaspora. These images, Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe, will transport viewers across cultures and geography. These images will also challenge how viewers see Black men in their environments, without the stereotypes and biases that haunt and encumber their lives—no matter where they live in the world.

The exhibition is done in collaboration with the photography collective, “Feel Like Going On,” which showcases the work of local photographers documenting the positive side of life and culture for Western Pennsylvania’s African American community, and with members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, who’ve traveled abroad to report on issues in the African diaspora.

It includes the photography of PBMF members: Ervin Dyer, Germaine Watkins, Brian A. Cook, Sr., Kenneth Neely, Olga George, Jonathan Brown, and Patricia Strothers. Photographer B. Denise Hawkins, an independent journalist in the Washington, D.C., area, is also a contributor.