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Through this Lens: African American Photographers
Now through Fri, May 31, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at
Parkway Central Library
This exhibition of books and other materials from the collections of the Art Department offers a look at the camera work of African American artists from the earliest days of photography to today. In addition to photographers like Augustus Washington, Gordon Parks and Lorna Simpson, this exhibit looks at the major contributions brought by African American curators, historians and theorists who promoted the use of photography and its study: Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois and Deborah Willis.
Stop by to see what kinds of materials are available here at the library for those who wish to learn more about photography history and the work of individual photographers, including books, periodicals and ephemera from research files held in the Art Department, like those pictured here for Philadelphia's own John Mosley.
On display in the 2nd floor landing cases until May 31st.