Griot photography

ART

February 01, 1996|By John Dorsey

In Africa, a griot is a storyteller. "Visual Griots" at UMBC is an exhibit of works by four African-American photographers who use their photography to narrate both personal and cultural histories.

Cary Beth Cryor of Baltimore works with materials that come from her family. Stephen Marc of Chicago combines personal images with African icons. William Earle Williams of Haverford, Pa., uses the Gettysburg battleground to evoke a shared history. Deborah Willis of Washington makes story quilts about her family out of fabrics and photographs.

At Kuhn Library Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 5401 Wilkens Ave., through March 31. Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (Thursdays to 8 p.m.), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (410) 455-2270.

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