Book Event — Lola Flash’s “Believable: Traveling with My Ancestors”
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Lola Flash’s “Believable: Traveling with My Ancestors”
April 20, 2023 (6:30PM – 7:30PM) at International Center of Photography, 79 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
This event is free with Late Night ICP $5 museum admission.
During Late Night ICP, Lola Flash joins journalist Jenna Wortham for a conversation celebrating the release of Flash’s book Believable: Traveling With My Ancestors (New Press) which acts as a survey of Flash’s decades-long career as a pioneering queer artist.
This program is being offered both in person at ICP, located on NYC’s Lower East Side, and online.
About ‘Believable: Traveling With My Ancestors’
The 17th volume in a groundbreaking series of LGBTQ-themed photobooks from The New Press, Believable draws on the extraordinary body of work that Flash has created over four decades, from their iconic Cross Colour images from the 1980s and early 1990s to their more recent photography, which used the framework of Afrofuturism to examine the intersection of Black culture and technoculture and science fiction. Also included in the book are portraits that explore the impact of skin pigmentation on Black identity and consciousness, as well as people who have challenged traditional concepts of gender and trendsetters in the urban underground cultural scene.