On Wednesday, June 20th Athletics hosted our second virtual Evening Session, featuring photographer William Abranowicz, titled ‘This Far and No Further: Photographs Inspired by the Voting Rights Movement.’ The presentation included selections and stories from Abranowicz’s forthcoming book, which will be published by the University of Texas Press in 2021. Sharing images rife with symbolism, metaphor, and history, we explored extraordinary stories of brutality, heroism, sacrifice, and redemption hidden within ordinary American landscapes, underscoring the crucial necessity of defending — and exercising — our right to vote at this perilous moment for American democracy.
Attendees to the talk generously contributed more than $3,000 dollars total to the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.
View the presentation below, and please share with friends and family.
Additionally, William Abranowicz shared his reading list for voting rights-related literature, focusing on the works that informed the production of This Far and No Further. We’re pleased to make that list public here:
We know a lot of people with a lot to say about a lot of things. Over the past few years we’ve been inviting some of those people to our studio after hours to present to our community about the things that make them tick. Things like brutalist architecture, corporate modernism, and digital meditation. Today, we might be far away, but our friends still have a lot to say. That’s why we’re continuing the Evening Sessions — Athletics’ periodic platform for interesting ideas — as virtual events open to the public. It’s our way of staying connected with inspiring ideas: the lifeblood of any creative business. And you’re invited. 30 minute presentations, 15 minutes for questions and answers.