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The Resource Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar

Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar

Label
Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas
Title
Portraits of community
Title remainder
African American photography in Texas
Statement of responsibility
Alan Govenar
Title variation
African American photography in Texas
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using a century of photographs taken by black photographers and detailed interviews with the men and women behind the cameras, Portraits of Community is an eloquent visual history of African American life. Images of African Americans have, for the most part, been absent from Texas's photographic history. Scholarly texts on photography rarely mention black Texans, and few museums have exhibited their work. Portraits of Community is a groundbreaking study that presents. Over 200 powerful images of black Texans taken by five generations of relatively unknown black photographers. Although a few photographs of black life in Texas by white photographers are presented for background and context, the book focuses largely on the growth and development of vernacular and community photography among African Americans in the state - photographs taken for personal and family use or to meet public demand. In addition to the introductory essays and interviews, Portraits of Community also features the work of NAACP photographers who documented the civil rights movement and captured images of Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Jordan, Adam Clayton Powell, and others. From portraiture to artistic and historic moments, these images run counter to media stereotypes and reveal a deep sense of pride in African American community life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.9976400496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR24.T4
LC item number
P67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
34356196
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780876111536
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96012516
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
34356196
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780876111536
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96012516
Note
Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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