37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Conversation with Kwaku Alston


This event will include a screening of Alston’s short film Alone 

Kwaku Alston has photographed some of the most famous faces of our time—from Oscar and Grammy winners to Barack Obama and the First Family. His many and diverse clients include The New York Times Magazine, Time and Essence Magazine, global brands like Amgen, Pfizer, Coca-Cola, Target and Verizon, and media giants such as Universal Studios, Disney, Amazon, Sony Music, and ESPN. Many will recognize his photography for TV and film posters including “The Lion King,” “Night School,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and “Us.” His portraits have a fresh, unaffected feel, and yet they celebrate the extraordinariness of his subjects, striking a balance between contemporary documentary photography and classic celebrity portraiture. Discussion with director Kwaku Alston and actor Rodney Charles, moderated by Michelle Jackson (VAFF)

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.


Friday, October 25


4:30 PM


Vinegar Hill Theatre