Barbara London: My guest today is the acclaimed artist and inspired thinker Lorraine O’Grady. During her productive career, Lorraine has engaged in a range of disciplines, from performance and dance to photography, writing and the moving image, all while investigating the politics of diaspora and identity. Born in Boston in 1934 to Caribbean immigrant parents, Lorraine served as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. government, moved on to become a literary and commercial translator, then a rock music critic before she turned to visual arts in the late 1970s. Welcome, Lorraine. I’m delighted to speak with you today.
Lorraine O’Grady: Thank you. I’m very happy to be here.
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