When Living is a Protest [POSTPONED]Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
Free RSVP 2017-01-19 8 p.m. 2017-01-19 America/New_York When Living is a Protest [POSTPONED] 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City
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Join us for a discussion and book signing with Radcliffe Roye, John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan.
What does it mean when living itself is a protest? How does a black body occupy space differently than another? Who gets to watch it and how do writers and photographers not give subjects their dignity but rather recognize it? In times of violence, how does one pay attention to the aftermath without racializing trauma? These are some of the questions award winning photographer Ruddy Roye and essayist Garnette Cadogan will discuss on stage with editor John Freeman, who has published their works in Freeman’s, a literary biannual published by Grove. Come for discussion and engagement, followed by a book signing.
Radcliffe Roye is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. A photographer with over twelve years of experience, Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper.
Recently, Radcliffe began experimenting with interpretative photography, preferring to allow the abstract content within the frame to dictate the voice and purpose of the image. His Elements series focuses on the bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery, that is trapped behind a diffused lens. With painterly abilities, Radcliffe uses this diffused methodology to subtly awake the subconscious and expose the isolated figure or vision painted within a rhetorical frame.
John Freeman is the editor of Freeman’s, a literary biannual of new writing. He has written two books of nonfiction, The Tyranny of Email and How to Read a Novelist, along with a collection of poems, Maps, out next year from Copper Canyon. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Guardian. In 2014, he edited Tales of Two Cities, an anthology about inequality in New York today. This fall he will publish Tales of Two Americas, a follow-up volume, which features new writing from 40 writers about inequality in the U.S. at large. Freeman’s work has been translated into more than 20 languages. The former editor of Granta, he lives in New York City, where he is Writer-in-Residence at NYU and Executive Editor of The Literary Hub.
Garnette Cadogan is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the editor-at-large of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and is at work on a book on walking.
January 19, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212