'PORTRAITS IN TIME’ A NIGHT WITH DAVID ‘OGGI’ OGBURN - 1/13/19Sunday, January 13 2019 5pm Doors / 6pm Start
'PORTRAITS IN TIME’ A NIGHT WITH DAVID ‘OGGI’ OGBURN - 1/13/19
at City Winery The Wine Garden at City Winery
$22 In Advance and 25 At the Door
The One Man Play celebrating the extraordinary life of Oggi Ogburn
There are not many people who can say they have not only touched many lives but have photographed many as well!!
Let us introduce the man behind the lens, David “Oggi” Ogburn A multi award-winning photographer, photo-journalist and historian, David “Oggi” Ogburn has a distinguished
career of more than four decades covering and capturing images of historic significance in music, politics and people of importance across the social strata of an already emerged civil rights era in America.
Born, December 14, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, Ogburn graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Queens and attended Saint Paul’s College before transferring to Howard. While completing his master’s degree, he was a social worker for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and worked for General Motors.
By 1971, the volume of his outstanding work quickly caught the attention of the music industry and created such a demand for coverage of their artists in Washington, that he founded Oggi’s Kitchen Photosmart to handle processing and production of prints. He became principal photographer (in D.C.) for national recording companies, Arista, BMG, CBS/SONY, MCA, Motown, Philadelphia International, Polygram, and Warner Brothers.
He worked three years for the D.C. Black Repertory Company and as campaign photographer for President Jimmy Carter and former Washington DC Mayor, Walter Washington. For 24 years he worked for the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters. Ogburn’s photographs have been published in trade and consumer magazines including Billboard, Johnson Publications and U.S. News & World Report. His work has been included in several photography collection books of history and culture of African Americans. His photography has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Brooklyn Museum of Art as well as various exhibits in Atlanta, Detroit, Montgomery, NYC and Beijing, China. His work also has been displayed in the U.K. and Egypt.
People of importance: include Nelson Mandela, Chancellor James Williams, Louis Farrakhan, Coretta Scott King, Muhammad Ali, Dorothy Height, Desmond Tutu, Rosa Parks and several members of the Congressional Black Caucus. His work also includes civil rights activists Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Julian Bond, and Harry Belafonte to name a few.
Awards: Impact Magazine’s Award of Excellence (1997), Exposure Group’s 2002 Photographer of the Year Award, the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Music Alliance’s Preservation of Music History Award, DCN’s Community Involvement Award (2017).