“At the National Portrait Gallery, an ambrotype of a black Civil War soldier. Images and artifacts pertaining to the experience of black troops at that time are gaining in popularity.”
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As a student in Jamaica, Albert Chong discovered photography almost by accident. He recalls how he was quickly captivated by the magic of the medium. Albert Chong (b.1958) is an artist and photographer from Kingston, Jamaica. His work explores family history, ancestry and identity, and has been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world. [...]
The Royal Gazette A Mosaic of Relatives from Around the World By Sam Strangeways April 21, 2009 “They are black, white and every shade in between — and all descended from the same Bermudian ‘icon’. Hundreds of descendants of Pilot James (Jemmy) Darrell met for the first time at the weekend
By Mary M. Marshall, Ph.D.
Now with the political agenda becoming increasingly more sympathetic to the Gay rights movement, we can revisit some of the contributions made by those that had helped bring progress to a struggle that fought for far too long.
Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History (Re)Discovering Photographer Willie Middlebrook by Qiana Mestrich March 25, 2013 ” ‘Art is about communication… I need to tell, to show what I see, what I feel. I am intrigued and motivated by life experience, the human condition…
This video contains selections from the book, “Lincoln in Black and White 1910-1925” by Douglas Keister and Edward F. Zimmer.
New York Times Icon of Harlem’s Gay Night Life Gives Way to Wreckers By DAVID W. DUNLAP March 10, 2013 “A year and a half from now, if all goes according to plan, the block of Seventh Avenue between West 131st and West 132nd Streets will have gained an eight-story building
New York Times Once the King of Harlem Hairdressers, Now Nearly Forgotten By COREY KILGANNON March 24, 2013 “The man complimented Mr. Glenn G. Caldwell’s playing and introduced himself as Rogers Simon and began telling stories about all the musicians he had known
What I loved about Frances Dixon’s wonderful archive were the rarely seen images of clubs in Corona which was the home of many Jazz Greats including Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Heath and others. But hanging out never made Ms Dixon late for church! Her photos recall Deborah Willis’ fabulous book: Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.