An unprecedented immersion in the heart of the Black Panthers movement, by American photographer Stephen Shames
Activist rather than militant, photographer Stephen Shames made the fight of the Black Panthers his first battle in the late 1960s. For seven years, he has been the companion of this great movement of emancipation of the black American people.
Taken from within, his images portray an open and fraternal revolutionary organization, working tirelessly to invent new forms of counter-power. With sobriety, but not without a certain lyricism, they claim the beauty and dignity of the black people, and their right to self-determination and self-defense.
The exhibition brings together about sixty of his photographs, including 30 unpublished prints, augmented by archival documents. Conferences, meetings, workshops and projections will punctuate it, to immerse ourselves in the heart of this militant founding movement.
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Maison Folie Moulins
47/49 rue d'Arras, Lille France
September 29, 2018 to January 06, 2019