Picturing Us

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-05-01
  • Publisher: New Pr
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Winner of the International Center for Photography's 1995 Award for Writing on Photography, Picturing Us brings together a diverse group of African American writers, scholars, and filmmakers in the first concerted effort to analyze and respond to the photographic images of blacks through history. The book's contributors--including bell hooks, E. Ethelbert Miller, Angela Davis, and others--examine the personal and public issues embedded in family portraits and news photographs, movie stills and mug shots.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Picturing Usp. 3
When You Meet Estella Smart, You Been Met!p. 29
A Sunday Portraitp. 35
In Our Glory: Photography and Black Lifep. 43
In My Father's House There Were No Imagesp. 55
Gazing Colored: A Family Albump. 65
Grandmother's Face and the Legacy of Pomegranate Hallp. 73
My Grandmother Died Last Nightp. 81
The Plaintiff Speaksp. 89
Finding a Space for Myself in My Film about Color Consciousnessp. 105
Affirmative Action and the White Backlash: Notes from a Child of Apartheidp. 113
The Erotic Image Is Naked and Darkp. 129
Mug Shot: Suspicious Personp. 137
The Continuing Drama of African American Images in American Cinemap. 145
How Come Nobody Told Me about the Lynching?p. 153
Hard Core Povertyp. 159
Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgiap. 171
Making Noise: Marcus Garvey Dada, August 1922p. 181
About the Contributorsp. 207
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