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Picturing us : African American identity in photography

Author: Deborah Willis
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 18 stimulating essays, black writers, scholars and critics reflect on individual photographs-often a family snapshot-to address questions of black identity.
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Genre/Form: Portraits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Willis
ISBN: 1565841077 9781565841079
OCLC Number: 30780407
Description: xiii, 209 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : picturing us / Deborah Willis --
When you meet Estella Smart, you been met! / Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor --
A Sunday portrait / Edward P. Jones --
In our glory : photography and Black life / bell hooks --
In my father's house there were no images / E. Ethelbert Miller --
Gazing colored : a family album / Christian Walker --
Grandmother's face and the legacy of Pomegranate Hall / Adele Logan Alexander --
My grandmother died last night / Lisé Hamilton --
The plaintiff speaks / Clarissa T. Sligh --
Finding a space for myself in my film about color consciousness / Kathe Sandler --
Affirmative action and the white backlash : notes from a child of apartheid / Luke Charles Harris --
The erotic image is naked and dark / Carla Williams --
Mug shot : suspicious person / Claudine K. Brown --
The continuing drama of African American images in American cinema / St. Clair Bourne --
How come nobody told me about the lynching? / Jacquie Jones --
Hard core poverty / Paul A. Rogers --
Afro images : politics, fashion, and nostalgia / Angela Y. Davis --
Making noise : Marcus Garvey Dada, August 1922 / Robert A. Hill.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Willis.

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In 18 stimulating essays, black writers, scholars and critics reflect on individual photographs-often a family snapshot-to address questions of black identity.

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