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Picturing us: African American Identity in Photography

Picturing us: African American Identity in Photography

by Deborah Willis-Thomas, Deborah Willis


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Winner of the International Center for Photography’s 1995 Award for Writing on Photography, Picturing Us brings together a diverse group of African American writers, scholars, and filmmakers in the first concerted effort to analyze and respond to the photographic images of blacks through history. The book’s contributors—including bell hooks, E. Ethelbert Miller, Angela Davis, and others—examine the personal and public issues embedded in family portraits and news photographs, movie stills and mug shots.

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ISBN-13: 9781565841062
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Pages: 209
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x (d)

About the Author

Deborah Willis is curator of exhibitions at the National African American Museum Project of the Smithsonian Institute. Her previous books include Early Black Photographers: 1840 to 1940 and VanDerZee: Photographer 1886–1983. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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