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Sunday Insights: Leah Hamilton on We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2 pm EDT

Faith Ringgold (American, born 1930). For the Women’s House, 1971. Oil on canvas, 96 x 96 inches (243.8 x 243.8 cm). Courtesy of Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island Correctional Center. © 2017 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

FREE with museum admission 
FREE for Members
1905 Building, North Galleries

On select Sundays during We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, the Albright-Knox will host conversations inspired by the exhibition led by local women of color, including artists, activists, educators, and more. This Sunday's talk will feature producer Leah Hamilton. Learn More and View Full Schedule

About the Speaker

Previous to returning home to work in the family business alongside her mother, Editor and Publisher Al-Nisa Banks, Leah Hamilton lived and worked in New York, pursuing a creative career, including working as a senior creative art producer and buyer for the filmmaker Spike Lee at his Agency Spike DDB for more than 15 years. She has also produced projects with famed African-American photographers like Marc Baptists, Mathew Jordan Smith, Lyle Owerko, Barron Claiborned, Kwaku Alston, and many others. Hamilton has been a conduit for a number of successful artist introductions that have led to solo exhibitions in museums and galleries, as well as privately dealt art for A-list African-American painters. She served as a senior reviewer for Power House Books portfolio reviews, as well as NYCFotoWorks and NY Photo Festival. Hamilton has fostered many successful relationships for artists, including the partnership between Spike Lee and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) students that sparked the book Design For Obama, among other book projects. She also served as a VC2 Producer for Current TV during the height of its success, shooting and editing stories about African Americans and women. She is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker for her IFP Market film, In The Frame, which profiles African-American fine art photographer Lauri Lyons. She serves on a advisory committee for Albright-Knox and was one of the primary judges for the Squeaky Wheel 2017 Summer Residency. Forever dedicated to positive stories and accurate messaging in media about African Americans, Hamilton is currently exploring a new lens that includes a blended potluck of mediums to tell new stories, putting focus on Buffalo as her next subject of interest.

Program Sponsors

Support for educational components of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 has been provided by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.