Reflections in Black

Reflections in Black

A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present

Book - 2000
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WW Norton
A triumphant celebration of the power of family, endurance, spirituality, and the diverse range of the African American experience over the last two centuries.

Baker & Taylor
The companion volume to a major exhibition at The Smithsonian Institution contains a photographic celebration of the power of family, endurance, spirituality, and the diverse range of the African-American experience over the last two centuries. 15,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
Reflections in Black, the first comprehensive history of black photographers, is Deborah Willis's long-awaited, groundbreaking assemblage of photographs of African American life from 1840 to the present. Willis, a curator of photography at the Smithsonian Institution, has selected nearly 600 stunning images that give us rich, hugely moving glimpses of black life, from slavery to the Great Migrations, from rare antebellum portraits to 1990s middle-class families. Featuring the work of undisputed masters such as James Presley Ball, C. M. Battey, James VanDerZee, Morgan and Marvin Smith, Gordon Parks, Moneta Sleet, Jr., and Carrie Mae Weems, among hundreds of others, Reflections in Black is, most powerfully, a refutation of the gross caricature of the many mainstream photographers who have continually emphasized poverty over family, despair over hope. Recalling Roman Vishniac's Vanished World in terms of its documentary importance, and Brian Lanker's I Dream a World in terms of its exceptional beauty, Reflections in Black is not only an exceptional gift book for any occasion but also a work so significant that it has the power to reconfigure our conception of American history itself. It demands to be included in every American family's library as the record of an essential part of our heritage. Publication will coincide and tie in with a major exhibition at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which will then travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Albany, New York; Corpus Christi, Texas; and other cities.

Baker
& Taylor

Shows that the history of black photographers intertwines with the story of African American life, as seen through photographs ranging from antebellum weddings and 1960s protest marches, to portraits of contemporary black celebrities.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393048803
0393048802
Branch Call Number: 770.8996 WIL
Characteristics: xviii, 348 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm

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