About This Exhibition

Question Bridge: Black Males is an exhibition that explores challenging issues within the black male community by instigating a transmedia conversation across the geographic, economic, generational, educational and social divisions of American society. Question Bridge provides a safe setting for necessary, honest expression and healing dialogue on themes that divide and unite black males in the United States. An intimate and essentially genuine experience for viewers and subjects, the exhibition provides new opportunities for understanding and healing.

This is a critical period in history for the African-American community. In recent years, many have been able to transcend racial, cultural and economic boundaries while others have found themselves increasingly confined to the margins of society. Empirical data shows Americans, including Black people, still harbor negative associations that directly impact the ability of Black males to function successfully in this country. Being exposed to more complex and multi-faceted images and narratives of African-American men is the most effective means of overcoming the negative bias. Question Bridge strives to make it more difficult to say, “Black males are _______.”  If we succeed in deconstructing stereotypes about, arguably, the most opaque and feared demographic in America, then the Question Bridge model can work to overcome limiting assumptions about any culture or group.

Question Bridge: Black Males was created by Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The executive producers are Delroy Lindo, Deborah Willis and Jesse Williams.

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