FORA.tv Speaker - Lewis Watts

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Biography

Lewis Watts is a photographer, archivist/curator and professor of Art at UC Santa Cruz. His research and artwork centers primarily on cultural landscape. Focusing on African American communities in Oakland, Richmond , San Francisco, New Orleans and Harlem. He has been teaching photography at UCSC and UC Berkeley since 1978. He is co-author of the 2006 book, Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era, which features his restorations of salvaged photographs that portray musicians and patrons of the vibrant jazz scene in the Fillmore District during the 1940s and 50s. He has a pending book, “New Orleans Suite”, co-written with Prof. Eric Porter, due to be published by UC Press in 2013. He is also working on an extended photographic project in Cuba.

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05.15.14 | 01:02:58 min | 0 comments