Check out the latest exhibition, “Through the Lens: Identity, Representation and Self-Presentation”
“Through the Lens” brings together three photographers whose art addresses the complexities of identity. Race, sexual orientation, gender and nationality are just a handful of ways that we use to identify ourselves and others. This exhibition explores the nuances of those identities, including notions of representation and self-presentation. A “lens,” typically thought of as a camera component used to focus on a photographic subject, is also a metaphor for referring to our perspective of looking at the world, and subsequently how we relate to it. “Through the Lens” takes both the literal and metaphorical meaning of our featured artists’ current series to help us explore our own perceptions.
“Through the Lens” also highlights community leader Stephen K. Beasley, founder of the Capital Outlook newspaper and commercial photographer whose long-established photo studio impacted the Tallahassee community and beyond. The “Through the Lens” exhibition highlights Beasley’s photography in a segment entitled, “Portrait of a Photographer.” “Portrait of a Photographer” brings into focus the photographer’s personal family photographs, studio photography and his inspirations for documenting the political and social lives of the Black community in Tallahassee from the Civil Rights era until the 2000s.
To plan your visit, contact the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at (850) 599-8755 or email@example.com. For more information about the gallery, check out our website at: www.famu.edu/index.cfm?fineartsprogram&ArtGallery.