“Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation” is a participatory exhibition that invites the public to freely handle and engage images that illustrate the rich and varied representations of Black women in their everyday lives, historical moments, and studio settings. Curated by Theaster Gates (Chicago, 1973), this exhibition features photographs by Moneta Sleet Jr., Isaac Sutton, and other Johnson Publishing Company photographers that spotlight iconic moments of beauty and Black female power.

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art invites you to view, explore, and add to the images in this digital cabinet conceived by Danielle Brockington. As you click, move, and interact with these photographs, consider your own visual archive and add them here.