Photographer Cassandra Griffen Presents ”A Tribute to Langston Hughes I, Too Sing America”

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Above: "Dick Gregory on Top"

Teaneck ( January 28, 2016) – Photos by Cassandra Griffen will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus from Monday, February 1,  2016, through Friday, February 26, 2016.

On February 17th, from 3-4:30 P.M. David Mills, actor and writer will appear at the Edward Williams Gallery in a one person show of Langston Hughes’ poems and short stories.

A reception will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 2-4 p.m.

The Gallery is located in FDU’s Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, N.J. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For directions and for more information, call 201-692-2449.

About the Artist

Griffen uses photography as a means to document the world around her. The images call attention to things, events and individuals that other people overlook or take for granted. Her goal is to make photographs that draw the viewer into the now while reflecting on the past.

“Choosing Langston Hughes’s I, Too Sing America, was a major decision since it alludes to the common practice of racial segregation during the early 20th century when Black Americans faced overt discrimination in nearly every aspects of their lives. These images seek to expose the continued exploitation of Black America today in the 21st century.” Each image was carefully selected to reflect the lines of Hughes’s poem with hopes the viewer acknowledges his or her hidden biases and promote a willingness to adopt a commitment to being a part of the elimination of racism.

 

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