“Posing Beauty", Deborah Willis, African American Art, KOLUMN Magazine, Kolumn

The Beauty of Blackness at Northwest African American Museum Photo Exhibit

The Beauty of Blackness at Northwest African American Museum Photo Exhibit
BY GAYLE CLEMANS | THE SEATLE TIMES

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In “Posing Beauty,” an exhibit of photos between the 1890s and now, curator — and NYU professor — Deborah Willis poses questions about beauty, authenticity and who gets to decide how African Americans are depicted.

Headshot, 2008

DEBORAH WILLIS, PH.D.


Named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photography magazine she is one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography and curators of African American culture. Willis’s books include Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, with Barbara Krauthamer, Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, and many others. DebWillisPhoto






“Posing Beauty", Deborah Willis, African American Art, KOLUMN Magazine, Kolumn


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