Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey

Harlem U.S.A

Book - 2012
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"In 1979, when African-American photographer Dawoud Bey showed twenty-five photographs at the Studio Museum in Harlem under the heading Harlem U.S.A., the exhibition offered a young artist's vision of a moment in the neighborhood's life. Published here as a complete set for the first time, Dawoud Bey: Harlem U.S.A. also includes five previously unpublished photographs from the same period. Bey's vintage images are given new context in an essay by emerging African-American writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, who undertook her own fascinating study of Harlem in 2011. Bey, who grew up in Queens with family roots in Harlem, has become one of [the] most widely acclaimed portraitists on the contemporary scene. This handsome book, with faithful duotone reproductions, provides a wonderful opportunity to revisit a classic portfolio of images that still resonates in today's culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago : The Art Institute of Chicago ; New Haven, Conn. : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780300181265
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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