Lewis Watts

Lewis Watts is a photographer, archivist/curator and Professor Emeritus of Art at UC Santa Cruz. His work centers around the “cultural landscape” primarily in communities occupied by people of African descent. He is the co-author of “Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era” (2006, 2017) and “New Orleans Suite: Music and Culture in Transition” UC Press (2013). His work has been exhibited at and/or is in the collections of: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Citè de La Musique, Paris France, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, The Oakland Museum of California, The Amistad Center for Art and Culture, Hartford, Conn and the Newburger Museum of Art, Purchase NY among others.


Artist Talk

Archives as Muse

MFA Creative Writing Program at CUNY
Friday April 30 5-6pm (EDT)

Watch HERE

Group Exhibition

A Million Roses for Angela Davis

Albertinum Dresden, through May 30, 2021

View exhibition details HERE

Read the New York Times article HERE

Selected Work