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.

Selected Work

Exhibitions

News

Group Exhibitions:
Portraits of Angela Davis

A Million Roses for Angela Davis, Albertinum Dresden
Through January 24, 2021
View exhibition details HERE
Read the New York Times article HERE

Justice, Marin MOCA
November 14 – December 24, 2020
View exhibition details HERE

Figural Effects, 8 Bridges (online)
Through December 3, 2020
View the exhibition HERE

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.