Powerful and Dangerous: The Words and Images of Audre Lorde

03/22/20– 06/28/20


The Alice Austen House presents the 1983 landmark press photo series of Audre Lorde by Robert Alexander. 

Powerful and Dangerous will explore the relationship between language and activism as well as how photographic composition conveys different messages. The exhibition will hold up a lens to the contemporary women’s movement and consider how Lorde’s words resonate today. During the 3-month exhibition there will be a series of public programs, including scholars talks, readings and artist-led photo walks in the Staten Island neighborhood of Stapleton where Lorde’s home, now an LGBTQ Historic landmark, is located.