Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

by Leigh Raiford

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In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years, activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469609782
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Leigh Raiford is associate professor of African American studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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This beautifully written text will significantly shape how we can and will understand the visual culture of social movements in the United States. Raiford's scholarship is excellent.—Shawn Michelle Smith, author of Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture

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