IN-PERSON: Live at Prospect Lefferts Gardens!
Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 PM ET
Accra Shepp presents Radical Justice: Lifting Every Voice
In conversation with Lynne Sachs
Greenlight is thrilled to invite to our events stage for the first time New York photographer and author Accra Shepp. Radical Justice, Shepp's first monograph, brings together two bodies of socially engaged photographic portraiture that document New York City’s Occupy Wall Street movement starting in 2011 and its racial justice/Black Lives Matter protests since 2020. Working in the style of August Sander with a large format camera and black and white film, Shepp pictures New Yorkers on their city’s streets in acts of sit-ins and active protest, both unplanned and highly organized, independent and unified, to address notions of the 99% and 1%, which have come to define the American political vernacular. Shepp will present and read from this rich, essential volume and talk with poet, experimental filmmaker, and our Brooklyn neighbor Lynne Sachs; join us for an evening looking out onto the past and future through Shepp's singular lens.
Lynne Sachs photo credit: Inés Espinosa López