Endia Beal ’13MFA to Deliver Barton Commencement Speech

On May 13, Endia Beal ’13MFA will be the featured speaker at Barton College’s commencement exercises.  Barton President Douglas N. Searcy said, “We are delighted to welcome Endia Beal as this year’s commencement speaker. Her extensive, significant work has influenced new attitudes and approaches in the art world and beyond. The authenticity of her engagement with audiences, through her creative photography and videography, will help graduates consider their place in the world and make meaning of their experience.”

The Wilson Times reports that “Beal is featured in several online editorials including The New York Times, Time Magazine’s Lightbox, NBC, BET, The Huffington Post, Slate and National Geographic. She also appeared in Essence, Marie Claire Magazine and Newsweek Japan.”

“Beal is the recipient of the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant and was a finalist for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award in Berlin. Her work was exhibited in several institutions, including the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art and Culture based in Charlotte, the Aperture Foundation of New York and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.”

More information can be found on the Barton College website.