Carlton Wilkinson has long been fascinated by the arts of the African diaspora. For many African Americans, the emotional connection to the continent of Africa has been broken by loss — loss of languages, aesthetics, histories and, most tragically, ancestors and families. The churches depicted in this series played a prominent role in the Civil Rights movement, which brought voices from the African diaspora to the forefront of the American psyche. This extraordinary collection of intimate photographs captures memory, loss, longing and tenderness through a range of models and techniques, serving as a reminder of a great past and an uncertain future.
Admission is free. The Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.