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A mother and son united by love and art | Deborah Willis, Hank Willis Thomas

A mother and son united by love and art | Deborah Willis, Hank Willis Thomas

An art school professor once told Deborah Willis that she, as a woman, was taking a place from a good man -- but the storied photographer says she instead made a space for a good man, her son Hank Willis Thomas. In this moving talk, the mother and son artists describe how they draw from one another in their work, how their art challenges mainstream narratives about black life and black joy, and how, ultimately, everything comes down to love.

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