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21c Museum and CLICK! Speaker Series: The Future is Photography with Tamika Galanis

21c Museum Hotel Durham and CLICK! Photography Festival are proud to present 21c Museum and CLICK! Speaker Series: The Future is Photography.

Speakers:

Rhonda Klevansky: Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry

Thursday, October 14, 2021 6pm in Main Gallery, 21c Durham

Get your Eventbrite tickets for Rhonda Klevansky’s Artist Lecture here.

Tamika Galanis: The Archive is Now

Thursday, October 21, 2021 6pm (Zoom lecture)

Register for the Zoom lecture here.

Margaret Sartor: The Problem of Human Behavior

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6pm in Main Gallery, 21c Durham

Get your Eventbrite tickets for Margaret Sartor’s Artist Lecture here.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tamika Galanis is a documentarian and multimedia visual artist. A Bahamian native, Galanis’s work examines the complexities of living in a place shrouded in tourism’s ideal during the age of climate concerns. Emphasizing the importance of Bahamian cultural identity for cultural preservation, Galanis documents aspects of Bahamian life not curated for tourist consumption to intervene in the historical archive. This work counters the widely held paradisiacal view of the Caribbean, the origins of which arose post-emancipation through a controlled, systematic visual framing, and commodification of the tropics.

Galanis’s photography-based-practice includes traditional documentary work and new media abstractions of written, oral, and archival histories.

Galanis’s work has been exhibited in the Bahamas, United States, Europe, Taiwan, and throughout the Caribbean with film screenings including the Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, The Bahamas International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, BlackStar Film Festival, and the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival.

Galanis earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. She was awarded the inaugural Post-MFA Fellowship in the Documentary Arts by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Galanis then completed a residency at John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress where she was awarded the Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the study of the Alan Lomax Collection. As the Lovelace-Lomax Fellow, Galanis repatriated the Lomax Bahamian materials to their communities of origin.

ABOUT CLICK! PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

CLICK! Photography Festival celebrates the medium of photography and its cultural influence by engaging the photography community with exceptional photo-based works and artists. The month-long festival every October brings together photography lovers, exhibitions, and programming while fostering dialogue between photographers and community members, all in hopes of inspiring artistic excellence, supporting professional development, and promoting community engagement.

Pictured: Tamika Galanis, I Name Charlotte, Untitled I, Cat Island, Bahamas, 2019, Digital photograph

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