"Vision 2020" at Mia Omar Victor Diop

*POSTPONED* Vision 2020: Contemporary Photographic Portraits

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Jan. 4-June 14
Time Varies
Art, Museums

Bold, striking, powerful, and beautiful are all ways to describe the work of the featured artists of “Vision 2020,” a new exhibit at Mia showcasing three photographers who hail from Africa. Zanele Muholi, of Umlazi, South Africa, gives dignity to those who are stigmatized, snapping black-and-white portraits of people of color in the LGBTQ community, a group that continues to face oppression and inequality in the post-Apartheid era. Sengalese fashion photographer Omar Victor Diop’s work is vibrant, gorgeous, and colorful, touching on history, iconic figures, and potential futures. Samuel Fosso, from Cameroon, has created a world of personalities over the decades, taking self-portraits of himself, always as someone else, as a commentary on political events, Pan-African pop-culture, and civil rights movements worldwide.