November 11 - May 30, 2024
From the African American Museum:
“Featuring the photography of Alan Govenar, the 34 large images of rural East Texas and early Dallas neighborhoods interrogate the landscapes of the legendary blues singer Blind Lemon Jefferson, lyricizing the environment and experiences where Jefferson was born and lived. Govenar’s compelling photographs of Jefferson’s environment are characterized with chromatic elegance and depth. The images encapsulate the spectrum of human experience. The photographs’ clear tonal contrast of light and shadow evokes a timeless quality that transcends the boundaries of time and gives Govenar’s photographs universal appeal.
Govenar is an award-winning writer, poet, playwright, photographer and filmmaker. He is director of Documentary Arts, a non-profit organization he founded to advance essential perspectives on historical issues and diverse cultures. Govenar is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of more than 35 books.
The curator of Seeing a World Blind Lemon Never Saw is Phillip Collins. Season sponsors of the exhibition are Oncor, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Joe Atkins Realty, City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture, NBC 5/Telemundo, HEB, Comerica Bank, Wells Fargo, and Texas Capital Bank.”
Reception: November 11, 2023 | 12–5 pm
3536 Grand Avenue Fair Park
Dallas, 75315-0153 TX