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Event Details:

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
12 - 1 pm
Denning Family Resource Center, Anderson Collection at Stanford


Free and open to the public
Limited seating capacity

Sabelo Mlangeni is a contemporary South African photographer who has built his practice around intimate photographs that draw out the inherent beauty in the ordinary. His most recent exhibition, Imvuselelo: The revival, is at the Cantor Arts Center (September 27, 2023 to January 21, 2024).

Lewis Watts is Professor Emeritus of Art at UC Santa Cruz and a photographer, archivist, and collector of visual history. His research and artwork centers around the "cultural landscape", primarily in communities in the African Diaspora. Watts and Mlangeni first met in Johannesburg in 2018, during Watts' visit to South Africa for the "Black Portraiture(s) Conference".

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For disability-related accommodations or inquiries about accessibility, please contact Ellen Oh at at least one week in advance.

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Photo credits: Sabelo Mlangeni – Courtesy of the artist and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Paris © Sabelo Mlangeni. Photograph: Ferrante Ferranti; Lewis Watt – Photo by Raymond Holbert

This residency is hosted by the History Department in collaboration with the Center for African Studies with funding from the Stanford Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning.