Bobby Rogers


Bobby Rogers: The Blacker the Berry

Every Tue., Wed., and Thu. from Oct. 20-Nov. 25
12 a.m.-6 p.m.
Every Fri. from Oct. 20-Nov. 25
6-11 p.m.
Every Sat. from Oct. 20-Nov. 25
12-5 p.m.
Art, Galleries

Local photographer Bobby Rogers has his first solo show this week at Public Functionary. “The Blacker the Berry” draws inspiration from Harlem Renaissance writer Wallace Thurman’s 1929 novel of the same name while also exploring contemporary examples of race discrimination and colorism via rapper Tupac Shakur and Kendrick Lamar. In his dynamic photos, Rogers uses his mastery of light and texture to celebrate black excellence, as he confronts the internalized racism he was taught as a young person. The talented artist also revels in black cultural traditions and futures, navigating through hip-hop, diaspora legacies, and dreams of next generations.