Pass The Torch: C. Daniel Dawson
Multi-talented artist, Professor Daniel Dawson has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, curator, and scholar. Professor Dawson discusses communities of color that have fought for and established "liberated zones" of social, political, and artistic sovereignty in the past and the present.
His presentation is especially relevant given the growing opportunities for community formation around free speech and artistic expression on the Internet.
A multi-talented artist, Professor Dawson has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, curator, arts administrator, consultant and scholar. He has served as Curator of Photography, Film and Video at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC), Director of Special Projects at the Caribbean Cultural Center (NYC) and Curatorial Consultant and Director of Education at the Museum for African Art (NYC). As a photographer, he has shown in over 25 exhibitions. In addition, he has curated more than 35 exhibitions. Prof. Dawson has also been associated with many prize-winning films including Head and Heart by James Mannas and Capoeiras of Brazil by Warrington Hudlin. He has worked as a consultant for the Cooper Hewitt Museum, International Center for Photography, Lincoln Center, Ralph Appelbaum Associates and
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three different divisions of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. As a scholar, he has lectured at the House of World Cultures (Berlin), the University of California-Berkeley, University of Texas-Austin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, New School for Social Research, Columbia University, Princeton University
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and the Federal Universities of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, Brazil. Dawson has also taught seminars on African Spirituality in the Americas at the University of Iowa, New York University, and Yale University.
Professor Dawson discusses communities of color that have fought for and established "liberated zones" of social, political, and artistic sovereignty in the past and the present. This PASS THE TORCH discussion is especially relevant for the dvRepublic given the growing opportunities for community formation around free speech and artistic expression on the internet.
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Notable Exhibitions (Curator)
Harlem Heyday: The Photographs of James Van Der Zee (Studio Museum in Harlem, NY)
The Sound I Saw: The Jazz Photographs of Roy DeCarava (Studio Museum in Harlem, NY)
Introspection: The Photographs of Anthony Barboza (Studio Museum in Harlem, NY)
Face of the Gods: Art and Altars of Africa and the African Americas (Museum for African Art, NY)
Books Written BY C. Daniel Dawson:
Capoeira: A Martial Art and a Cultural Tradition by C. Daniel Dawson and Jane Atwood (Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 1999)