Introducing…Lorna Simpson

Dear Readers,

Throughout this month, we will share highlights of the amazing work of renown Brooklyn artist and photographer, Lorna Simpson.

The world was exposed to Lorna Simpson’s brilliance in the mid-1980s. During this period in her life, she would create large-scale photograph-and-text-works that confronted and challenged narrow, conventional views of gender, identity, culture, history and memory.

With the African-American woman as a visual point of departure, Simpson uses the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences of our lives in contemporary multi-racial America.

For this first installment of our spotlight on Lorna Simpson, I thought you might enjoy hearing from the artist, in her own words, Value of My Work. Stay tuned for updates.  As always, we welcome your thoughts.  Please let us know what you think.

Enjoy your weekend.


Lorna Simpson Biography –

Lorna Simpson Video Credit is as follows:

This TALD Short Shot is related to the epic new documentary film, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE, by director Thomas Allen Harris, writer Don Perry, producer Dr. Deborah Willis, Executive Producers Kimberly Steward & John Singleton.

The film made its World Premiere @ Sundance; International Premiere @ Berlin; and won the Social Justice Award @ Santa Barbara Int’l FF and Programmers’ Best Documentary Award @ Pan African FF. It was just nominated for Best Diaspora Documentary Film for the 10th Annual African Movie Academy Awards. The film will be released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films, beginning with a New York premiere at Film Forum, Aug. 27th to Sep. 9th. For more info and trailer: