Reception and Opening of God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin. Curated by Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als. Top Left: Hilton Als welcomes the audience to the opening reception. Bottom: photos of James Baldwin by Richard Avedon, one of the most influential portrait photographers of the 20th century. Baldwin and Avedon were friends since high school.
Amherst’s annual literary festival celebrates the College’s literary life by inviting distinguished authors and editors to discuss the pleasures and challenges of verbal expression — from fiction and nonfiction to poetry and spoken-word performance. These photos capture some of the events from LitFest 2023.