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Photo Exhibition Celebrates Black History, Future in Dallas

For Black History Month, Justin Adu wanted to celebrate the people making history today. Every day this month, the artist has shared the photos and stories of young African Americans living in North Texas. A disposable camera in hand, Adu interviewed and photographed 28 people for “The Revolution,” an exhibition at the Texas Theatre next Wednesday, March 4.

Adu met with local activists, writers, entrepreneurs, and other young professionals for the project. What all 28 people have in common is a commitment to community—a desire to work together to make our world a better, more honest place.

We talked with Adu about the photo project, the stories he heard, and the importance of diversity in local art and culture.

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5 Art Gallery Openings For Your Weekend

Earlie Hudnall took up photography while serving in the Vietnam War. Returning stateside, he began photographing neighborhoods in Houston as part of the Model Cities Program, funded through Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. Throughout his career, Hudnall has remained faithful to documentary photography, creating images that recall Gordon Parks and Charles Burnett alike. Some are quickly posed, others more candid, but they all manage to survey a wide-range of human experience, resonating with a scarcely concealed social and political subtext, each image tremoring with the rawness of life and a sense of individuality and personal dignity.

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