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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; First Edition edition (18 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780714840147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714840147
  • ASIN: 0714840149
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 940,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An unmissable look at a part of photographic history that has been neglected for too long.' (British Journal of Photography)

'A comprehensive selection.' (Black Issues Book Review Magazine)


A study of black identity. It is a story, told in pictures and words, of contemporary black artists exploring issues of their own identity in photography. With a historical introduction, the main part of the volume addresses contemporary work produced since 1985. Prior to this date there was no organized black photography movement to speak of and extremely few established black photographers in the commercial and arts worlds. Since 1985 a number of black photographic artists have emerged into public view through their address to identity issues. Stuart Hall introduces and contextualizes 160 photographs by approximately 40 black photographers who have produced bodies of work about racial, national, gender and sexual identity. The introduction provides a guide to terminology and the arguments, integrated with a brief history of black photographers' work on identity themes prior to 1985. A number of key photographers and historical movements are referred to and illustrated including, for example, the work of James Van der Zee and Roy DeCarava.

The main part of the book focuses on work by photographers since 1985 worldwide, including Faisal Abdu Allah; Ajamu; Oladele Bamgboye; Chila Burman; Clement Cooper; Armet Francis; Joy Gregory; Sunil Gupta; Lyle Harris; Dave Lewis; Estaquio Neves; Eileen Perrier; Coreen Simpson; Robert Taylor; Maxine Walker; and others.

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