As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic: Selections from the Wedge Collection

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About the Author

Teju Cole is a novelist, photographer, critic, curator, and the author of seven books, which include Open City, Blind Spot, and Golden Apple of the Sun. He was the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine from 2015 until 2019. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, he is currently the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard.
Dr. Kenneth Montague started the Wedge Collection in 1997 to acquire and exhibit art that explores Black identity. In addition to the Wedge Collection, Montague founded Wedge Curatorial Projects, a nonprofit arts organization that helps to support emerging Black artists. A Toronto-based art collector, Montague has been a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario's board of trustees since 2015. He has served on the African acquisitions committee at Tate Modern, London, and is an advisor to the Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Liz Ikiriko is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator. She is curator of collections and contemporary engagement at the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, and cocurator of the 13th Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography, Mali (2022). Her most recent curatorial projects include Is Love a Synonym for Abolition? at Gallery 44, Toronto (2021); ___a lineage of transgression___ at ArtSpace Peterborough, Canada (2020); and The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath at Circuit Gallery, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2019). Her writing has appeared in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine, BlackFlash Magazine, and Akimbo. Ikiriko holds an MFA in criticism and curatorial practice from Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto.
Dr. Mark Sealy is interested in the relationships between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has been director of Autograph ABP (Association of Black Photographers), UK, since 1991, and has produced numerous artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide. He curated the exhibition From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective at the Photographers' Gallery, London (2020), and Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2022); and he is author of the book Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time (2019). Sealy holds a PhD from Durham University, England, and currently serves as Principal Research Fellow Decolonising Photography at University of the Arts London.