“The poses, facial expressions, and body language of the men below will strike the modern viewer as very gay indeed. But it is crucial to understand that you cannot view these photographs through the prism of our modern culture and current conception of homosexuality.
Dawoud Bey during his photo shoot at the Bethel Baptist Church. Location photograph by Truman Grayson via Dawoud Bey. LENS: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism “Reimagining a Tragedy, 50 Years Later“ By Maurice Berger
The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow stopped by the Bronx community in July, and we are still discovering today the diverse and rich cultures that the borough has to offer! Documentary photographer Wayne Lawrence‘s “Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera“
Visit the campaign page directly at “A Headstone for Mamie Smith, Blues Singer“. “… This INDIEGOGO campaign [is] to erect a headstone for African American blues singer MAMIE SMITH (1883-1946), who recorded the first blues EVER by an African American, ‘Crazy Blues,’ in August, 1920.”
Ajamu. Courtesy of Ajamu. “Acclaimed London-based photographer, Ajamu, presents a series of portraits of under-35 predominantly Black British-born LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) people.”
“Moving Walls 20 features work by Katharina Hesse, Yuri Kozyrev, Fernando Moleres, Ian Teh, and Donald Weber.
“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.”
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
This video contains selections from the book, “Lincoln in Black and White 1910-1925” by Douglas Keister and Edward F. Zimmer.
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