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Mel Rosenthal Photoprints, ca. 1975-2010

Photographer:
Rosenthal, Mel 1940-
Donor:
Perry Mapp, Roberta
Physical description:
49 items: 0.1 cu. ft.: 1 box
Culture:
African Americans 20th century
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1975
1975-2000
ca 1975-2010
20th century
1950-2000
Summary:
Silver gelatin black-and-white photoprints from two documentary projects: "In the South Bronx of America" (1975-1983, 43 prints) and "Refuge" (6 prints). According to Leonard Kriegel, Rosenthal's mission in the Bronx project and its book version was simply "to record the horror that is there....He wants us to feel shame at what has been done to the people of the South Bronx by a nation so indifferent to suffering that it can pretend the mean streets were burned down by their inhabitants." (Siegel, "In Sorrowful Celebration of the Bronx," Foreword, Feb. 23, 2001, p. 13)
Publications:
In the South Bronx of America: Photographs by Mel Rosenthal with essays by Grace Paley, Martha Rosler and Barry Phillips. Curbstone Press
Cite as:
Mel Rosenthal Photopprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Immigrants
Local number:
2013.3051 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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