Black History Culture : "Reflections In Black" - Photography

Discussion in 'Black History - Culture - Panafricanism' started by cherryblossom, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19,252
    Likes Received:
    5,505
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +5,560
    Reflections in Black: Smithsonian African American PhotographyHistory Special Gallery


    The First 100 Years, 1842-1942
    (presented at AAMLO)

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, African American photographers were pioneers in the medium of photography. Jules Lion (1810-1866) began producing daguerreotypes in New Orleans in 1840, just one year after the invention of the process. These early artists immediately understood the new medium's power to create a comprehensive visual legacy and provide support for progressive social philosophies.

    With Lion's work as a starting point, the first part of the exhibition follows the development of African American photography through its first one hundred years. Photographers used newly invented techniques, including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, stereographs, composite printing, and flash photography, to create images that form a technical history of the medium as well as a pictorial history of African American life.

    Some of the photographers included in this section are:



    James Presley Ball (1825-1905), a free black abolitionist who photographed the construction of the Montana state capitol building and produced thousands of highly prized photographs for an emerging black middle class in Helena, Montana.

    Daniel Freeman (1868-?), a painter and sought-after society photographer who opened his first studio in Washington, D.C., where he taught photography and started the Washington Amateur Art Society. He also represented the District of Columbia in an exhibition at the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta.

    Arthur P. Bedou (1881-1966), a New Orleans native who rose to fame through his portraits of jazz musicians, and for documenting the life of activist and educator Booker T. Washington.

    Florestine Perrault Collins (1895-1988), who owned and operated a studio in New Orleans from 1920 to 1949, photographing families and visiting World War II soldiers. She opened her first studio in the living room of her home, using relatives as subjects for portraits that would make her one of Louisiana's most respected photographers.

    COMPLETE HERE:
     
  2. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19,252
    Likes Received:
    5,505
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +5,560
  3. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19,252
    Likes Received:
    5,505
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +5,560
    Reflections in Black:

    A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present
    [​IMG]
    Deborah Willis
    2 Reviews
    W. W. Norton Limited, Nov 1, 2002 - 368 pages

    Reflections in Black, the first comprehensive history of black photographers, is a groundbreaking pictorial collection of African American life. Featuring the work of undisputed masters such as James VanDerZee, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems among dozens of others, this book is a refutation of the gross caricature of black life that many mainstream photographers have manifested by continually emphasizing poverty over family, despair over hope. Nearly 600 images offer rich, moving glimpses of everyday black life, from slavery to the Great Migration to contemporary suburban life, including rare antebellum daguerrotypes, photojournalism of the civil rights era, and multimedia portraits of middle-class families. A work so significant that it has the power to reconfigure our conception of American history itself, Reflections in Black demands to be included in every American family's library as an essential part of our heritage. A Los Angeles Times and Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2000, and a Good Morning, America best gift book of 2000.
    http://books.google.com/books/about/Reflections_in_Black.html?id=J_zIMwEACAAJ
     
  4. ang-EL

    ang-EL Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +50
    negro beans2.jpg

    Im just sayin.....
     
  5. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,994
    Likes Received:
    11,478
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired computer geek
    Location:
    north philly ghetto
    Ratings:
    +13,732
  6. ang-EL

    ang-EL Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +50
    What?
     
  7. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19,252
    Likes Received:
    5,505
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +5,560
    University of Kansas showcases historic black photography online

    November 21, 2012 By ccharity Leave a Comment
    [​IMG]

    The Leon K. Hughes Photograph Collection is a chronicle of African American family and community life in Wichita, Kansas from the late 1940s through the 1970s. During these decades, the arrival of newcomers from nearby states and the South increased the city’s African American population from 5,623 to 26,841. Employment in the area’s burgeoning aircraft industry and the presence of the McConnell Air Force Base fostered this growth in the community’s population and network of institutions and organizations.


    The leading photographer of this community’s family, church and civic events was Mr. Leon K. Hughes (1913-1978). A self-taught photographer, he established a home-based photography business in 1946 with the assistance of his wife, Mrs. Rose Knight Hughes. While maintaining his employment in the city’s aircraft industry, he usually met his clients on weekends and evenings. After capturing the community’s fond memories for three decades, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes retired their enterprise in 1976.

    Acquired from Mrs. Rosie Hughes, wife of Mr. Leon K. Hughes and his assistant photographer, the L. K. Hughes Photograph Collection consists of more than 2,700 images. Although some of the photographs date from the 1950s, the majority were taken during the 1960s and 1970s. They are in black and white and in color.

    These images provide an “inside” view of African American life rarely seen by the general public. They show family gatherings celebrating marriages, birthdays and graduations and reveal a vibrant community life comprised of a wide array of churches, schools and organizations Together, these photographs suggest how African Americans, for centuries, refused to allow the nation’s color line deny them experiences of love, faith, dignity, and grace. It is this rich context of family and community life in Wichita, Kansas that enabled the city’s African American youth to express their pride and determination by successfully organizing the nation’s first successful lunch counter sit-in during the beginning of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, July 1958.

    The Leon K. Hughes Collection is among the many archival resources acquired by Spencer Research Library’s Kansas Collection for its African American Experience materials. The Kansas Collection has maintained an active collecting program on African American life in the Kansas Region since 1986.
    Leon K. Hughes: African American Life in Wichita, Kansas


    http://ccharity.com/university-of-kansas-showcases-historic-black-photography-online/
     
  8. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,994
    Likes Received:
    11,478
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired computer geek
    Location:
    north philly ghetto
    Ratings:
    +13,732
    :10500: no can understand what your meaning is relative to the thread….
     
  9. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19,252
    Likes Received:
    5,505
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +5,560
  10. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,994
    Likes Received:
    11,478
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired computer geek
    Location:
    north philly ghetto
    Ratings:
    +13,732
    "sugar addict" - 2012©jamesfrmphilly
    sugar addict 72.jpg
     
Loading...