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UK £35.00
US $59.95
CAN $79.95
Hardback with jacket
240 pages
200 colour illustrations
29 x 24 cm (11.5 x 9.5 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4123-3
Committed to the Image
Contemporary Black Photographers

Edited by Barbara Head Millstein
With essays by Clyde Taylor and Deba P. Patnaik

The photographers represented here cover subjects ranging from the daily lives of African Americans to the struggle of the Civil Rights movement and the impact of African American culture on American society at large.

Published in association with Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

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Author Profiles

Barbara Head Millstein is Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She is co-author, with Sarah M. Lowe, of Consuelo Kanaga: An American Photographer (1992).

Deba P. Patnaik is a poet, translator and critic who has written widely about contemporary photography. He has taught at Oberlin College, the University of Michigan and Cornell University, and has curated a number of photography exhibitions. He is the author of Contemporary Afro-American Photographers (1983) and Barbara Morgan (1999).

Clyde Taylor is a film historian, cultural critic and essayist. He is a professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the African Studies program of New York University. He is the author of The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic Contract – Film and Literature (1998) and one of the four co-editors of Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems (1998).

"A stunning publication"
The American

‘a treasury of keen – if often painful – social observation’

"The presence of the photographers' voices throughout the book provides an interesting counterpoint to the essays, as well as invaluable clues to meanings found in the more challenging works. Their inclusion makes a good book even better."
Black Issues Book Review