Join us for a conversation about agency, iconography, authenticity, and the archive. Using Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation as a point of entry, this discussion will unpack the politics of portraits of Black women discovered in archives and consider how diasporic identities are embraced at the intersections of race, class, and gender. Participants include Rhea L. CombsPh.D., Supervisory Museum Curator, Photography x Film and Director, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Myra Greene, visual artist and Associate Professor of Photography, Spelman College, and Holly A. Smith, Archivist, Spelman College. The conversation will be moderated by Theo Tyson, Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art & Culture, Boston Athenæum.