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Just added to our collection: The Basic Darkroom Book, by Tom Grimm.

Just added to our collection: The Basic Darkroom Book, by Tom Grimm.

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Just added to our collection: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs.

Just added to our collection: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs.

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Just added to our collection: Experimental Digital Photography, by Rick Doble.

Just added to our collection: Experimental Digital Photography, by Rick Doble.

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Just added to our collection: Digital Photo Madness!: 50 Weird & Wacky Things to Do with Your Digital Camera, by Thom Gaines.

Just added to our collection: Digital Photo Madness!: 50 Weird & Wacky Things to Do with Your Digital Camera, by Thom Gaines.

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Bedou, Arthur P. View of crowd with photographer in center. 1910. Prints and
     Photographs Div., Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
     Public Lib., New YOrk. Reflections in Black: A History of Black
     Photographers 1840 to the Present. By Deborah Willis. New York: W. W.
     Norton, 2000. 57. Print.

February is Black History Month. We’ll be posting related items from our collection periodically!

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Battey, Cornelius Marion. Domestic Services Class, Tuskegee Institute. 1917.      Booker T. Washington Collection, Prints and Photographs Div., Lib. of      Congress, Washington, D. C. Reflections in Black: A History of Black      Photographers 1840 to the Present. By Deborah Willis. New York: W. W.      Norton, 2000. 51. Print.
February is Black History Month. We’ll be posting related items from our collection periodically!

Battey, Cornelius Marion. Domestic Services Class, Tuskegee Institute. 1917.
     Booker T. Washington Collection, Prints and Photographs Div., Lib. of
     Congress, Washington, D. C. Reflections in Black: A History of Black
     Photographers 1840 to the Present. By Deborah Willis. New York: W. W.
     Norton, 2000. 51. Print.

February is Black History Month. We’ll be posting related items from our collection periodically!

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February is Black History Month. We’ll be posting related items from our collection periodically!
From the publisher:

A triumphant celebration of the power of family, endurance, spirituality, and the diverse range of the African American experience over the last two centuries. Reflections in Black, the first comprehensive history of black photographers, is Deborah Willis’s long-awaited, groundbreaking assemblage of photographs of African American life from 1840 to the present. Willis, a curator of photography at the Smithsonian Institution, has selected nearly 600 stunning images that give us rich, hugely moving glimpses of black life, from slavery to the Great Migrations, from rare antebellum portraits to 1990s middle-class families. Featuring the work of undisputed masters such as James Presley Ball, C. M. Battey, James VanDerZee, Morgan and Marvin Smith, Gordon Parks, Moneta Sleet, Jr., and Carrie Mae Weems, among hundreds of others, Reflections in Black is, most powerfully, a refutation of the gross caricature of the many mainstream photographers who have continually emphasized poverty over family, despair over hope. Recalling Roman Vishniac’s Vanished Worldin terms of its documentary importance, and Brian Lanker’s I Dream a World in terms of its exceptional beauty, Reflections in Black is not only an exceptional gift book for any occasion but also a work so significant that it has the power to reconfigure our conception of American history itself. It demands to be included in every American family’s library as the record of an essential part of our heritage.

February is Black History Month. We’ll be posting related items from our collection periodically!

From the publisher:

A triumphant celebration of the power of family, endurance, spirituality, and the diverse range of the African American experience over the last two centuries. Reflections in Black, the first comprehensive history of black photographers, is Deborah Willis’s long-awaited, groundbreaking assemblage of photographs of African American life from 1840 to the present. Willis, a curator of photography at the Smithsonian Institution, has selected nearly 600 stunning images that give us rich, hugely moving glimpses of black life, from slavery to the Great Migrations, from rare antebellum portraits to 1990s middle-class families. Featuring the work of undisputed masters such as James Presley Ball, C. M. Battey, James VanDerZee, Morgan and Marvin Smith, Gordon Parks, Moneta Sleet, Jr., and Carrie Mae Weems, among hundreds of others, Reflections in Black is, most powerfully, a refutation of the gross caricature of the many mainstream photographers who have continually emphasized poverty over family, despair over hope. Recalling Roman Vishniac’s Vanished Worldin terms of its documentary importance, and Brian Lanker’s I Dream a World in terms of its exceptional beauty, Reflections in Black is not only an exceptional gift book for any occasion but also a work so significant that it has the power to reconfigure our conception of American history itself. It demands to be included in every American family’s library as the record of an essential part of our heritage.

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Van Der Zee, James. Portrait of Couple with Raccoon Coats and Stylish Car. 1932.      James Van Der Zee Collection. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America. Ed.      Charles Miers. 1994 ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994. Figure 56. 102.      Print.
February is Black History Month. We’ll be posting related items from our collection periodically!

Van Der Zee, James. Portrait of Couple with Raccoon Coats and Stylish Car. 1932.
     James Van Der Zee Collection. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America. Ed.
     Charles Miers. 1994 ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994. Figure 56. 102.
     Print.

February is Black History Month. We’ll be posting related items from our collection periodically!