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Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

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Cross-posted from maah.org Frederick Douglass was in love with photography. From his earliest known photograph in 1841 until his passing in 1895, he sat for his portrait whenever he could and became the most photographed American of the nineteenth century; more photographed than President Abraham Lincoln. In this first major exhibition of Douglass photographs, we offer a visually stunning re-introduction to America’s first black celebrity — immediately recognizable in his own lifetime by millions. Picturing…

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Celebrating the Life and Works of ASMP Legend Gordon Parks

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Join us in celebrating the life and works of award-winning photographer and film director, Gordon Parks, during Black History Month. As a photographer and film director, ASMP Legend Gordon Parks made history in the world of still and motion photography as a pioneer among black filmmakers, being the first African-American to direct major motion pictures. Named the Photographer of the Year in 1960 by ASMP, Parks’s creative works include his iconic images taken between 1940 and 1970 of…

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