The exhibit — and National Geographic’s promotion of it — reminds us of this interview with Morgan Freeman:
Mr. Freeman’s suggestion poses a radical challenge to still photographers, who live on light, surface, contrast… color. Photographers capture what’s visible. They document what they can see. Color matters. So does black & white.
But Morgan Freeman asks us to see the world — and to see him — through a very different lens.
National Geographic’s exhibition celebrating “nearly 500 years of African American contributions to the United States” continues until May 1, 2011.