• Ed Ntiri

  • Malika Crutchfield

  • Zoé Samudzi

Black Life: Zoé Samudzi, Ed Ntiri, Malika Crutchfield

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

We welcome you to a panel presentation and conversation with photographers Zoé Samudzi, Ed Ntiri, and Malika Crutchfield about their photographic practices, the politics of images, and the changing nature of the medium. 

Zoé Samudzi is a writer and picture-taker. She describes her photographic practice as “a desire for truth-telling.”

Ed Ntiri is a writer and photographer specializing in portraiture. Born in New York to Ghanaian parents, Ntiri considers the ritual of making 35mm black-and-white images as a ceremony of light, chance, and memory, in which focus is less important than feeling.

Malika Crutchfield is a documentary photographer who looks at intersections between race, gender, mental health, racialized space, and freedom, and how black bodies experience different spaces throughout the diaspora.