Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation

“Call and Response” at the Alice Austen House


Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Sheik Azeem Hopkins-Bey of Temple #11 in Philadelphia, PA sharing some of the archival photographs and ephemera housed at the temple, 2016.

June 17, 2017
3:00-5:00 PM 

On June 17, 2017, Alice Austen House opens a new exhibition, Call and Response, featuring six photographers experimenting with collaborative documentary practice. This exhibition brings together the work of six Magnum Foundation Grantees: Endia Beal, Thomas Dworzak, Daniel Castro Garcia, Eric Gyamfi, Omar Imam, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed.

Call and Response is presented with the Magnum Foundation as part of worldwide events celebrating Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary.

At a time when the majority of new photography is viewed and shared through social media platforms, Call and Response examines how contemporary photographers are implementing more experimental collaborative models into their documentary practice. The subjects of their work are given a prominent voice or role in the artistic process to self-represent within the collaborations. The resulting photographs play with the power structures that exist within traditional documentary storytelling.

The exhibition will be on view from June 17 through September 3, 2017.