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Double exposure : everyday beauty : photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture / foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III ; essay by Robin Givhan

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Writer of foreword:
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Writer of essay:
Givhan, Robin  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
72 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 18 cm
United States
19th century
20th century
21st century
NMAF copy 39088020045084 gift from Kinshasha Holman Conwill.
This latest volume in the critically-acclaimed Double Exposure series presents a range of photographic styles by celebrated photographers as well as snapshots by unknown amateurs. It also features photos by, amongst many others, Wayne F. Miller, Arthur Rothstein, Charles "Teenie" Harris, Al Pereira, Frank . Stewart, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Dawoud Bey, who has just been named as MacArthur Foundation 2017 `Genius' Grant Winner. There are remarkable images by African American photographer John Johnson- whose plate glass negatives offer a rare glimpse into the everyday life of African Americans in Lincoln, Nebraska before World War I-and studio portraits by the Calvert Brothers of Nashville, Tennessee, and William J. Kuebler, Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from the early twentieth century. Personal reflections by photographers Builder Levy and Zun Lee, and contributions from collector Adreinne Waheed and curator Rhea L. Combs are new features in this series.
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
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