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Open Air: Artist Talk with Kennedi Carter

Image credits: Kennedi Carter, "(Untitled) Self Portrait," 2019, Courtesy of The Michael G. and C. Jane Wilson 2007 Trust

All ages
  • About This Program

    Open Air is a monthly series of intimate conversations with Black artists across the globe, hosted by the Gantt. October's iteration of Open Air features Durham, North Carolina native Kennedi Carter, a nuanced photographer whose primary focus is highlighting the aesthetics & sociopolitical aspects of Black life as well as the overlooked beauties of the Black experience.

    The upcoming exhibition, Kennedi Carter: Sight Unseen, will be on view at the Gantt, October 2, 2023 through January 15, 2024. A special thank you to the Dana and Albert R. Broccoli Foundation for supporting Kennedi Carter: Sight Unseen.

    This program will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

  • About The Artist

    A Durham, North Carolina native by way of Dallas, Texas, Kennedi Carter is a photographer with a primary focus on Black subjects. Her work highlights the aesthetics & sociopolitical aspects of Black life as well as the overlooked beauties of the Black experience: skin, texture, trauma, peace, love and community. Her work aims to reinvent notions of creativity and confidence in the realm of Blackness.

    Highly sought-after, Carter's photography has been featured in GQ, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and more – including the cover of Beyoncé  in the December 2020 issue of British Vogue.

    Learn more about Kennedi at

  • About The Host

    Dexter Wimberly is an American curator based in Japan who has organized exhibitions in galleries and institutions around the world including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, The Green Family Art Foundation in Dallas, KOKI Arts in Tokyo, Bode Projects in Berlin, and The Third Line in Dubai. His exhibitions have been reviewed and featured in publications including The New York Times and Artforum; and have received support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and The Kinkade Family Foundation. Wimberly is a Senior Critic at New York Academy of Art, and the founder and director of the Hayama Artist Residency in Japan. He is also the co-founder and CEO of the online education platform, CreativeStudy.

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