photographic memory - Keeps going strong!

From the very beginning of our organization, we have set out to be much more than just a performance venue or podcast. Soul Sanctuary's mission is to uplift positive aspects of urban culture, to maintain a connection between generations of the exemplars among us who have elevated our culture to its pinnacle, and to encourage everyone to get in on the action--to share their gifts and talents with the world and keep the ball rolling.

We’d like to thank the good folks at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and The ARCH at the University of Pennsylvania for providing venues to host abbreviated installations of PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY in February and March of this year. We continue to seek out venues where we can hang a physical exhibit or present a digital conversation/Q&A about the images. If you would like to bring the show to your school, college or university, send us a message via the CONTACT US page and we’ll respond promptly.

For those of you who missed the initial installation presented at The Slought Foundation, you can view the video below for a brief recap and images from the opening reception.

A quick look back at Soul Sanctuary's premiere for the PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY exhibit, highlighting the work of Maurice Sorrell, the first black White House photographer and long-time photographer for Johnson Publications. Now seeking bookings for Black History Month 2019 and beyond. Visit with requests.

We are very excited to announce that Dr, Kelli Mickens and the staff of the Sankofa Freedom Academy have issued our first invitation to present PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY to a school-based audience! On Friday, October 11 during their first Community Meeting of the school year, we will present and discuss the significance of photojournalism, archiving, and preserving Black history and culture to students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. The group will then be required to complete a follow-up assignment that they will share as a part of their curriculum.

We look forward to connecting with educational and cultural organizations to bring PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY, in whole or in part, on the road in the immediate future. Use links provided on the Contact Us page to submit your inquiries.

In the meantime, please scan below for more of the multimedia content created during the installation’s premiere run.