Called to the camera : Black American studio photographers /

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Imprint:[New Orleans] : New Orleans Museum of Art, [2023]
New Haven : Yale University Press
Description:226 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 x 26 cm
Subject:African American portrait photographers -- Exhibitions.
African American photographers -- Exhibitions.
African Americans -- Portraits -- Exhibitions.
African Americans in art -- Exhibitions.
Black people in art -- Exhibitions.
Portrait photography -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions.
Photographes portraitistes noirs américains -- Expositions.
Photographes noirs américains -- Expositions.
Photographie -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- Expositions.
Portraits (Photographie) -- États-Unis -- Expositions.
African American photographers.
United States.
Exhibition catalogs.
Format: Print Book
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Varying Form of Title:Black American studio photographers
Other authors / contributors:Piper, Brian (Art museum curator), author.
Mason, John Edwin, author.
Williams, Carla, 1965- author.
Lord, Russell, author.
Taylor, Susan M., writer of foreword.
New Orleans Museum of Art, host institution, publisher.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-221).
Summary:From photography's beginnings in the United States, Black studio photographers operated on the developing edge of popular media to produce affirming portraits for their clients, as well as a wide range of photographic work rooted in their communities. Called to the Camera offers a comprehensive history of this work, from the nineteenth-century daguerreotypes of James Presley Ball to the height of Black studios in the mid-twentieth century, and considers contemporary photographers responding to Black studio traditions today. In addition to showcasing famous photographers such as Ball, James Van Der Zee, and Addison Scurlock, this volume brings attention to dozens of other artists across the country, including Florestine Perrault Collins, Austin Hansen, and Henry Clay Anderson. The book features more than one hundred extraordinary vintage photographs, many of them unique objects and some, like those by the Hooks Brothers Studio, published here for the first time. Highlighting Black subjects on both sides of the camera, Called to the Camera presents a broader and more inclusive history of photography.