PASS in NY: Marilyn Nance – FESTAC 77

Photographer and visual artist Marilyn Nance has produced exceptional photographs of unique moments in the cultural history of the United States and the African Diaspora, and possesses an archive of images of late 20th century African American life.

For PASS at the Performa Hub, Marilyn will join us on Wednesday afternoon to share tales from FESTAC ’77 in Lagos where she was photographer for the North American Zone.

By Marilyn Nance

By Marilyn Nance

A two-time finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Award in Humanistic Photography for her body of work on African American spiritual culture in America, Nance has photographed the Black Indians of New Orleans, an African village in South Carolina, churches in Brooklyn, and the first Black church in America. Her work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Library of Congress.

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