This a short piece on how we can see the joy and inspiration of how identity is formed and celebrated.
“Curator, photographer, and historian Deb Willis breakthrough exhibition, “Posing Beauty in African American Culture,” has been travelling for over 10 years. It’s based on her book “Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present,” featuring snapshots, documentary photographs, and works by artists, all exploring beauty in Black culture.”
“The New Woman of the 1920s through the 1950s was a powerful expression of modernity, a global phenomenon that embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. During this tumultuous period shaped by two world wars, women stood at the forefront of experimentation with the camera and produced invaluable visual testimony that reflects both their personal experiences and the extraordinary social and political transformations of the era.”
Do Now: Read the NY Times photo essay Neither Black Nor White in the Mississippi Delta and clearly describe the images below in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms. Be prepared for peer-to-peer and class share-outs. Take time to look at the … Continue reading →