Title

A Wicked Commerce: The US and the Atlantic Slave Trade through the Lens of William Earle Williams [one-person exhibition]

Document Type

One-Person Exhibition

Role

Artist

Publication Date

2022

Abstract

Colgate University Picker Art Gallery Hamilton, NY, September 22 − December 20, 2022.

"A Wicked Commerce presents Williams’s examination of the transatlantic slave trade in forty- three photographs, many exhibited for the first time. Featuring sites in British port cities, Caribbean islands, and the US—south and north—these pictures reveal the infrastructures that fueled the triangular trade and positioned Britain and the US as industrial powers, simultaneously creating an institution that damaged innumerable lives and continues to persist in their physical and social landscapes." -- author-supplied description.

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