“Her Word As Witness: Portraits of Women Writers of the African Diaspora.” OPENS TONIGHT

by admin on December 1, 2011

“…I wanted to pay tribute to some of the writers that I appreciate”

BY Maite Junco
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

More often than not, the city’s cultural institutions keep black Latinos and African-Americans in separate categories. The Brooklyn Museum’s photo exhibit “The Black List,” for example, was followed this year by “The Latino List.”

But Brooklyn photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn has mixed both in “Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora,” an exhibit featuring photos of 36 women that opens Thursday at the Skylight Gallery in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

“I wanted to do something from the disaspora, and of course Latinas are a part of the diaspora,” said Barrayn, 32. “We are all over the world.”

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