Favela é Moda (Favela is Fashion)
February 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST
The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion exhibition offers new perspectives on race, gender and power through the lenses of Black fashion photographers in the US and internationally. We are excited to present the Fashion as Resistance Mini Film Series as a complementary program which looks at style as a means of liberation in the Lusophone countries of Brazil and Angola. Both reveal that the significance of fashion extends far beyond Eurocentric magazines and elite runway shows. It can be found in the spirit and ingenuity of young people in Brazil’s favelas and in the clothes, music and dance associated with Angola’s banga aesthetic. Cornelius Moore will lead a discussion of each film following the screenings.