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Reflections in Black : a history of Black photographers, 1840 to the present

Author: Deborah Willis
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shows that the history of black photographers intertwines with the story of African American life, as seen through photographs ranging from antebellum weddings and 1960s protest marches, to portraits of contemporary black celebrities.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Willis
ISBN: 0393048802 9780393048803 0393322807 9780393322804
OCLC Number: 42780328
Description: xviii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The first sixty years : 1840-1900 --
pt. 2. The new Negro image : 1900-1930 --
pt. 3. 1930s and 1940s photography --
pt. 4. Social and artistic movements : 1950-1979 --
pt. 5. Photography in the 1980s and 1990s.
Responsibility: Deborah Willis.
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