Howard T. Cash is holding a solo photographic exhibition entitled, “Joy, Love, and Celebration,” at Harlem’s Strivers’ Row Gardens Gallery, located inside 300 West 135th Street in Harlem, NY. Opening Reception is Sunday, February 6, from 2-5 pm EST. The exhibition will run through March 6, 2022, from 2-5 pm.
His museum-quality imagery covers Nigeria, Libya, New York, Pittsburg, Los Angeles, St. Helena Island, New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington D. C. and can be viewed daily between the hours of 11-7 pm.
Mr. Cash once based in Lagos, Nigeria (1979- ’84) is a former photographic stringer for The Associated Press.
Working under the watchful eye of London’s AP Photography Editor, Horst Fass, Mr. Cash covered the 1983 State Visit of Muammar Gaddafi to Nigeria and broke the international story of Ghana’s exodus from Nigeria which ran in the International Herald Tribune Newspaper in 1983.
Mr. Cash says, “The concept of, “Joy, Love, and Celebration,” was chosen by Gallery Manager, Lisa Hayes to provide emotional relief, a sort of ‘Visual Wellness,’ to soothe some of the sadness, trauma, helplessness and frustration many families and friends are feeling today resulting from the recent murder of George Floyd, the 2020 presidential election disasters and rising deaths from Covid-19.”
Based in The Bronx, Mr. Cash is a 1979 graduate of Los Angeles City College in CA and an Operation Crossroads to Ghana, in 1978.
He has taught photography at the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts under the Arts and Education Program of the Bronx Council of Arts, (2003- ‘06).
He’s covered the horrific events of Hurricane Katrina (2005- ‘06) resulting in a major solo photographic exhibition at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery, located on the Lower East Side in 2006 entitled, “Saving Grace: Families Rebuilding Our Lives After Hurricane Katrina,” accompanied by Marcia Fingal’s powerful documentary film on Katrina entitled, “After the Storm.”
Recipient of many awards and distinctions, Mr. Cash has been published extensively and exhibited widely in prestigious group shows like “Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers,” at the Brooklyn Museum (2001), “Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,” at the New Museum (2003).
In 2015 his work achieved inclusion into the Permanent Prints Collection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
He is an active member of New York’s Black Photographers Collective, non-for-profit 501(c)(3), and Black Professional Photographers LLC.
He has recently become a newly recognized member of the Harlem-founded Weusi Artist Collective. Mr. Cash says, “I have a conversation in threes: first with myself, second with my audience, and finally with history.”
Photo credit: 1) Corretta Scott King-A-Moment-With-My-Son-Martin-L.. King-III, Fuji Crystal Print, Washington, D.C.- 1983. 2) My Happy Place-Gelatin Silver Print, Chicago, IL-2019. 3) 4. In Loving Arms-Gelatin Silver Print, Harlem, NY-2002 -.