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African American Women

Published by GILES in association with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC

Add to Cart US$16.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 72 pages, 180 x 180 mm (7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Illustrations — 60 colour

Format — Paperback

Price — UKĀ£10.95/US$16.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-48-9

News  —  The power of photographic images

            —  Read about Double Exposure in The Washington Post

Sales Points

"Does a brilliant job of extracting the singularly unique experience of black women throughout the 20th century"–Nicole Crowder, The Washington Post, In Sight

"Another in a wonderful series." "The Foreword and Essays in this book are as beautifully done as the images"—Apogee Photo Magazine

See stunning portraits from the book in The Guardian US here

Aligned to Common Core Standards Grade Level 6

About the Book

African American Women highlights NMAAHC’s rich collection of striking photographs of African American girls and women, some of whom are cultural icons. This third voume in the Double Exposure series demonstrates the dignity, joy, heartbreak, commitment, and sacrifice of women of all ages and backgrounds by photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Beverly Conley, Robert Galbraith, Ernest C. Withers, Wayne F. Miller, P.H. Polk, Joe Schwartz, and Milton Williams.

About the Author(s)

Natasha Trethewey is an American poet. Author of five books of poetry, she was appointed the United States Poet Laureate in 2012-2013. Winner of numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (2006), the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Grolier Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. Trethewey is also a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, where she directs the Creative Writing Program. 

Kinshasha Holman Conwill is the deputy director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She was director of The Studio Museum in Harlem from 1988 to 1999, served as assistant exhibit coordinator for the Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Coordinator of Activities for the Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House. Conwill writes on art, museums, and cultural policy and is a frequent lecturer and panelist at colleges, universities, conferences, and museums.

Lonnie G. Bunch III is the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.