Nona Faustine

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Nona Faustine

Photographer Nona Faustine was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts and International Center of Photography at-Bard College MFA program in 2013. Her series “White Shoes” are nude self-portraits taken in and around the places associated with the 250 year history of slavery in New York City. Recently her work has received worldwide press coverage online and print in publications such as the Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Elle.com, NBCNews, The Village Voice, Beautiful Decay, ArtNet, Brooklyn Magazine, Mic.com, Greybook Magazine, Dodge & Burn Blog, Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily, PDN, and a host of national and international publications.

Join artist Nona Faustine on Saturday, December 12, at After The Fact Symposium at ICP.

The symposium will take place from 11am to 5pm on December 12, 2015, in Seminar B/Shooting Studio at the School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street in New York. It is free and open to the public.

For more information and a full schedule of After the Fact, please visit afterthefact2015.wordpress.com

For a full version of Nona Faustine Bio and other speakers visit afterthefact2015.wordpress.com/speakers

Interview With Nona Faustine

Tell me about the title of your show.

The title Reconstructions comes from the Reconstruction Era a period in our country after the civil war that focused on the transformation of the Southern States. It was a significant chapter in the history of civil rights in the US, so the title lends itself to that term, and ideas that are reflected in the work. In many ways it is a snapshot of my life. On one level I am doing my own reconstructing by interpreting if you will events and ideas around slavery, and history. I’m putting myself in places of New York City’s colonial past. Events that we still have to contend with, so there are many reconstructions going on. On the other side I am playing with the family album recreating what that means for my daughter and I.

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