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History, Theory, and Criticism
Images of Black Modernism: Verbal and Visual Strategies of the Harlem Renaissance by Focusing on the years from 1922 to 1938, this book revisits an important moment in black cultural history to explore how visual elements were used in poems, novels, and photography to undermine existing stereotypes. Miriam Thaggert identifies and analyzes an early form of black American modernism characterized by a heightened level of experimentation with visual and verbal techniques for narrating and representing blackness.
Call Number: eBook
MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora by MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is an exclusive and commemorative publication committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue of MFON features over 100 women photographers across the Diaspora.
Call Number: TR646.A37 M46 2017
Picturing Children: Photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture by The fourth volume in the series, 'Picturing Children', features a diverse selection of photographs: spontaneous records of intimate family moments, playtime and communal activities as well as posed portraits. Photographers include Henry Clay Anderson, Wayne F. Miller, Joe Schwartz, Jamal Shabazz, Milton Williams and Ernest C. Withers.
Call Number: TR681.C5 P53 2016
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by In this book, photography historian Deborah Willis and historian Barbara Krauthamer have amassed nearly 150 photographs--some never before published--from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration.
Call Number: E185.2 .W68 2013
Publication Date: 2012-12-05
The Black Female Body: a Photographic History by The Black Female Body offers a stunning array of familiar and many virtually unknown photographs. Willis and Williams show how photographs reflected Western culture's fascination with black women's bodies, reinforcing beliefs about racial differences and hierarchies. The authors also show how the powerful images created by twentieth-century photographers increasingly challenged these false beliefs
Call Number: NH435 .W55 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self by By bringing together a provocative selection of essays and images, Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self addresses the issues of nation, race, and selfhood and how they are depicted in ways that are challenging and informative, prompting readers to consider the impact of photography on our everyday lives.
Call Number: TR680 .O55 2003
Publication Date: 2003-12-01
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by A series of fifty black-and-white photographs, complemented by interviews with the subjects, explores the role of the church hat as a reflection of both personal style and a cherished African American tradition.
Call Number: GT2110 .C87 2000
Publication Date: 2000-10-31
James L. Allen, 1907-1977
LaToya Ruby Frazier 1982-
The Notion of Family by The Notion of Family, offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America's small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political-- an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region.
Call Number: TR681.F28 F73 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-15
Kris Graves 1982-
The Testament Project Vol. 1 by "The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. The first part of this series deals with black men, who are portrayed in the extreme- either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black male representation.
Call Number: Artists' Books TR681.A33 G728 2016
Hank Willis Thomas, 1976-
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal by Copublished by Aperture and the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, to accompany Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, an exhibition organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Julia Dolan and Sara Krajewski, on view October 2019-January 2020.
Call Number: N6537.T4749 A4 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-15
Lorna Simpson 1960-
Lorna Simpson by Photo-based artist and filmmaker Lorna Simpson is considered one of the key representatives of Black-American visual culture. Emerging in the 1980s, Lorna Simpson was in 1993 the first African-American woman ever to show in the Venice Biennale and to have a solo exhibition in the 'Projects' series of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Call Number: N6537.S5554 J66 2002
Publication Date: 2002-11-15
Carrie Mae Weems 1953-
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video by The work of contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems hits hard with a powerful mix of lived life and social commentary. Since the late 1970s, her photographs, films, and installations have become known for presenting realistic and authentic images of African Americans while confronting themes of race, gender, and class. This book, the first major survey of Weems's career, traces the artist's commitment to addressing issues of social justice through her artwork.
Call Number: TR647 .W383 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
Stephen Shames 1947-
Power to the People: the World of the Black Panthers by Seale became a mentor to Shames, and Shames, in turn, the most trusted photographer to the party. Power to the People is a testament to their warm association: At its heart are Shames's memorable images, accompanied by Seale's colorful in-depth commentary culled from many hours of conversation. Admired, reviled, emulated, misunderstood, the Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and inequality in American history.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-10-18
Roy DeCarava, 1919-2009
Roy DeCarava: Photographs by A collection of photographs depicting everyday life in New York City by the first Black artist to receive a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
Call Number: TR654 .D43
Publication Date: 1982-03-01
James Van Der Zee, 1883-1983
Van Der Zee, photographer, 1886-1983 by The career of the African-American photographer James Van Der Zee spanned 80 years. Van Der Zee is best remembered as the eyes of the Harlem Renaissance, and this book reproduces some of the thousands of photographs he took between the wars in New York's Harlem.
Call Number: TR680 .W54 1993
Publication Date: 1993-10-01
Zanele Muholi, 1972-
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama = Hail the Dark Lioness by The book features over ninety of Muholi’s evocative self-portraits, each image drafted from material props in Muholi’s immediate environment. These portraits reflect the journey, self-image, and possibilities of a black woman in today’s global society. A powerfully arresting collection of work, Muholi’s radical statements of identity, race, and resistance are a direct response to contemporary and historical racisms.
Call Number: TR680 .M84 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-15
Mickalene Thomas 1971-
Muse: Mickalene Thomas - Photographs by Mickalene Thomas, known for her large-scale, multitextured and rhinestone-encrusted paintings of domestic interiors and portraits, identifies the photographic image as a defining touchstone for her practice. Thomas began to photograph herself and her mother as a student at Yale, studying under David Hilliard—a pivotal experience for her as an artist. This volume is the first to gather together her various approaches to photography, including portraits, collages, Polaroids and other processes. The work is a personal act of deconstruction and reappropriation.
Call Number: TR681.W6 T488 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-24
Deana Lawson 1979-
Deana Lawson: an Aperture Monograph by Deana Lawson is one of the most compelling photographers of her generation. Over the last ten years, she has created a visionary language to describe identities through intimate portraiture and striking accounts of ceremonies and rituals.
Call Number: TR681.B52 L39 2017
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
Lyle Ashton Harris, 1965-
20 x 24: Recent Portraits by Exhibition catalog from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, Conn.)
Call Number: TR680 .H37 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Dawoud Bey 1953-
Dawoud Bey: The Chicago Project by Accompanies the exhibition, "Dawoud Bey": The Chicago Project, in collaboration with Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister, "presented at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Apr.24- Jun.22, 2003. It is the project of Bey's residency program at the museum. For each of 12 teenage participants, it contains Bey's portrait, each student's self-chosen photograph and written text, as well as transcripts of their audio portraits.
Call Number: TR681.T44 D39 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Roland Freeman, 1936-
Southern Roads - City Pavements by Prepared to accompany the traveling exhibition by this noted African-American photographer, organized and circulated by the ICP; consisting of Freeman's studies of the Baltimore Arabers (street vendors), of Mississippi folk life, photos from twelve years of work including "Jazz Alley" in Chicago, and from trips through New York, Pennsylvania and the South.
Call Number: E185.86 .F77
Publication Date: 1981-01-01
Gordon Parks, 1912-2006
Bare Witness: Photographs by Published on the occasion of the exhibition Bare witness: photographs by Gordon Parks, organized by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University
Call Number: TR820.5 .P275 2006
Publication Date: 2007-03-20
Frances B. Johnston, 1864-1952