Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts

The Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA) is the Museum’s home of visual culture and innovation. Through its changing exhibitions, public programs, and publications, CAAMA showcases the Museum’s dynamic media collection.

Exhibitions

Visit our gallery on the Museum's 2nd Floor as part of Explore More!
Represent: Hip-Hop Photography
01/01

Represent

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography highlights images from the Museum’s Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection and pairs them with historical photos and other hip-hop related-objects.
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Public Programs

Cinema + Conversation is an ongoing free public film series celebrating African American moving images and film culture.
01/03

Wu Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

On May 5, 2019, the Museum hosted a screening and discussion of, Of Mics and Men, the documentary telling the story of the New York-based hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the group.
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02/03

I Am Not Your Negro

On February 1, 2017 the Museum hosted a post-screening discussion and an audience question and answer session for Raoul Peck’s compelling documentary I Am Not Your Negro, based on 30 pages of literary icon James Baldwin’s final and unpublished manuscript.
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03/03

BadDDD Sonia Sanchez Q&A

On March 3, 2017, the Museum hosted a question and answer session with legendary poet and author, Sonia Sanchez.
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Assorted film and audio tape reels inside of a metal 35mm film canister.
Initiative

The Great Migration Home Movie Project

This initiative invites participants to schedule an appointment with the museum's audiovisual conservation team in order to digitize the public's home movies.
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Publications

Double Exposure is a multi-volume series based on our photography collection that explores themes presented throughout the Museum.
Double Exposure
01/03

Vol. I - Through the African American Lens

Through the African American Lens provides an overview of the photography collection supporting the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts and encompasses the Museum’s overarching thematic selections – History, Community, and Culture.
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02/03

Vol. II - Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality

Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality features iconic, as well as moving but less well-known, photographs of pivotal Civil Rights events with work by Spider Martin, Charles Moore, and Ernest Withers among other noteworthy and newly discovered photographers.
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03/03

Vol. III - African American Women

African American Women celebrates portraits and candid photographs of African American women including celebrities, activists, and historic figures who deserve to be better known. This issue portrays the dignity, joy, heartbreak, resilience, commitment, and sacrifice of women of all ages and backgrounds.
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The power of photographs is not only the ability to depict events, but to bring human scale to those experiences.

Lonnie G. Bunch III Founding Director

The CAAMA Collection

Explore our collection of images, film, and audio.