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A Compelling New Book Focuses on Work by 33 Women Photographers

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Photographers tackle the intricacies of identity, politics, history, and humanity in this unique compilation. Cross-posted from Hyperallergic [by Elena Goukassian] While on a trip to Australia several years ago, Fiona Rogers happened to meet Lee Grant, founder of Light Journeys, a platform for showcasing work by Australian female photographers. Having spent years working in photography, and noticing many of the inequalities in the industry herself, Rogers decided to create her own organization for promoting women…

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Celebrating ASMP Members during Women’s History Month

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Join ASMP in celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring ASMP women who were active in the early years in establishing ASMP as a premier organization, to their continued direction seventy-four years later. Recognizing the contributions of these women to events in history and contemporary society, these women include magazine photographers, Margaret Bourke-White, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, and Lisa Larsen, along with other ASMP Legends, Berenice Abbott and Charlotte Brooks. Past Presidents including Barbara Bordnick, Helen Marcus, Susan Carr, and Judy Herrmann,…

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New York Today: Documenting Protest

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Derek M. Norman] We’re in a new era of activism — with Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, anti-Trump protests and the Women’s March — and though these events draw hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, most of whom are carrying a camera phone, it can take a seasoned professional to convey their spirit. With Black History Month drawing to a close, we spoke with LeRoy Henderson, a…

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Queens photographer’s 1-month dream gig with the Knicks

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Cross-posted from FOX5NY.com [by Tina Cervasio] The NBA is 48 minutes of speed, elegance, force, deftness all at once. But a photograph can a capture a single moment becoming a story in and of itself. That is what Steven John Irby sees in the New York Knicks through his lens. In February, Irby collaborated with the Knicks to be their official photographer through one of their several Black History Month initiatives. “I started a magazine…

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Moments in Time: Andre D. Wagner Photographs African American Life as it Unfolds on the Streets of New York

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Cross-posted from Culture Type [by Victoria L. Valentine] The photographs of Andre D. Wagner celebrate everyday excellence and the power of fleeting moments. The New York-based street photographer trains his camera primarily on African Americans throughout the city, documenting the many untold stories found in neighborhoods from Brooklyn and Harlem. His images of blackness have recently been featured in the New York Times, Aperture, Time, and Viceland. Wagner is from Omaha, Neb., and lives in…

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LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Harrowing Photography Is Like Goya Turning His Eye Toward the Struggles and Triumphs of Black America

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Cross-posted from Vulture.com [by Jerry Saltz] In the searingly honest, empathetic documentary images of self-described “artist, curator, educator, and photographer” LaToya Ruby Frazier, I see the rotten social malignancy that perpetuates entrenched racial discrimination that is deeply inscribed into law, lending, and health-care policies. I also see obdurate white tribalism, the 55 percent of all white people and 75 percent of all Republicans who think that racial discrimination persists … but that it’s against white…

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What Gordon Parks Taught Me

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Cross-posted from TIME [by Andre D. Wagner] The opening of a new exhibition of work by the late photographer Gordon Parks offers a chance to reflect on some of Parks’ most iconic imagery relating to civil rights. In collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation, ‘I Am You | Part 2’ opened at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York on Feb. 15 and focuses on work from the late 1940s through the ’60s. TIME asked…

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The Service and Sacrifice of WWII’s Black Soldiers

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Cross-posted from PDN Online As World War II roared through history, Charles “Teenie” Harris photographed countless African American soldiers who “fought for a nation that didn’t always fight for them,” states the press release for Teenie Harris Photographs: Service and Sacrifice, an exhibition currently on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibition is the most recent to be culled from CMOA’s Teenie Harris Archive. It focuses on Harris’s documentation…

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Celebrating Black History Month Through Photography

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Cross-posted from WNCT Greenville, N.C. [by Nikki Crostwaite] Students are starting the conversation of race relations through their assignments. “It was interesting learning from the people I came in contact with and the conversations I had,” said Keith Warren, photography student. Keith Warren, a student at Pitt Community College, took to the streets to complete his latest photography assignment. His subjects – every day African American people. Members of the Traditional Photography ll course at…

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Remembering Iconic New Orleans Photographer Paul Bedou

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Cross-posted from WGNO ABC New Orleans [by WGNO Web Desk] In honor of Black History Month, News with a Twist is featuring the people of New Orleans and beyond who helped to shape our community. Paul Bedou is one of those people. Xavier University President C. Reynold Verret says Bedou was one of America’s greatest photographers who spent decades chronicling the life of black Americans, New Orleans, American presidents and HBCUs (historically black colleges and…

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