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Kwame Brathwaite. Untitled (Model Who Embraced Natural Hairstyles at AJASS Photoshoot), circa 1970, printed 2018. Pigmented inkjet print. The Dean Collection, courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. © Kwame Brathwaite. (Photo: Joshua White / JWPictures.com)

Black is Beautiful: A Portrait Workshop with Evocation Studio

Saturday, March 9, 2024

12–3 pm

Museum Shop, 1st Floor


Get inspired by Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys and the legacy of photographer and activist Kwame Brathwaite in this portrait film photography workshop. Explore the impact of the Black is Beautiful movement by learning about Brathwaite’s style and by working with models who express the expansiveness of Black identity. Plus, engage with other local creatives and have your developed photos featured on the Brooklyn Museum’s socials! 

The workshop is led by Evocation Studio, a dynamic production company that specializes in crafting captivating brand stories and producing visual content for small businesses. Please bring your own 35 mm film or 120 mm camera. Backdrops, models, and lighting equipment are included. 

Tickets are $55 and include admission to Giants. Member tickets are $45. Not a Member? Join today!

If the ticket cost is prohibitive, reach out to learning.socialimpact@brooklynmuseum.org. Discounted registration is available on a limited and first-come, first-served basis. 

For access needs, such as ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.