Eavesdropping in the Archives: Conversations with Lester Sloan

Please join us from 6-9pm for the opening of our next gallery Eavesdropping in the Archives: Conversations with Lester Sloan. The Sloans' gallery will consist of a series of broadsides featuring images and text from Captioning the Archives: A Conversation in Photography and Text, plus a selection of various photographs from Lester Sloan's personal collection.

Lester Sloan is a writer and photographer living in Detroit. He began his photography career as cameraman/reporter for the CBS affiliate in Detroit, then worked as a staff photographer for Newsweek Magazine for twenty-five years, documenting the 1967 uprising in Detroit, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, and the OJ Simpson Trial. He has served as a contributor to Emerge magazine and NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” The recipient of a 1976 Neiman Fellowship at Harvard University, he was the on-set photographer for Spike Lee’s film, Get on the Bus. He is the author, with his daughter, of the book Captioning the Archives: A Conversation in Photography and Text. He is an avid collector of oral histories. https://lestersloan.photo/

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film, and pop culture. She earned an MA in Cultural Studies and Studio Art from NYU and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona. She is the author of the essay collections, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, and the book-length essay, Borealis. A 2020 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she is an assistant professor of creative writing at University of Michigan. She is the author, with her father, of the book Captioning the Archives: A Conversation in Photography and Text. www.aishasloan.com.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
3546 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216-1007
Captioning the Archives: (Of the Diaspora - North America) Cover Image
By Aisha Sabatini Sloan (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Lester Sloan (Photographer), Erica Vital-Lazare (Editor)
ISBN: 9781952119156
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's - November 16th, 2021