Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott

Dec 11, 2013

Today’s Visual Appetizer,  is one of Berenice Abbott‘s photographs taken in Brooklyn, NY in 1936. This image is part of “Changing New York“, Berenice Abbott’s Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project which includes hundreds of black and white photographs taken in New York between 1935-1938.  (Image Courtesy of The New York Public Library Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division […]

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold

Oct 28, 2013

I love the nonverbal language photographs “speak”—–echoing stories of people past and present, so when I stumbled upon Michele Wallace’s archive of family photos, I was instantly immersed. Wallace’s mother is artist, educator, author and activist Faith Ringgold. Watch Ringgold in a video from the archive as she discusses art, activism and the power of being an artist. You can explore more photographs […]

Stephen Marc

Stephen Marc

Sep 5, 2013

Today’s visual appetizer is by photographer Stephen Marc, from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Marc has published three books of his work: Urban Notions (1983), where he explored three black communities in Illinois; The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience: Street Life and Culture in Ghana, Jamaica, England and the United States (1992); and Passage on the Underground Railroad (2009). Stephen Marc is a […]