Community Life: African American Portraits from the Burns Archive 1900-1920
Ming Smith: Film Noir
Feb 1- February 12, 2012
Reception Thursday February 2, 6-8pm
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
In honor of African American History month The National Arts Club Photography Committee will be presenting a two-part exhibition. A group of photographs by contemporary photographer Ming Smith and a series of historic images from Dr. Stanley B Burns’ collection will be on view. Burns’ images document community life as well as portraits from the first two decades of the twentieth century. These images supplement the traveling exhibition currently on display at the New York State Museum in Albany: Shadows & Substance: African American Photographs from the Burns Collection and Archive. Since 1979 Dr. Burns’ pioneering exhibitions of African American photography have documented the proud middle and working classes that have so long been absent from visual and written history of the early twentieth century.
A sample of The Burns Collection images to be featured:
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