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Picturing Children

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

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 88 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 — 978-1-907804-75-5

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About the Book

Double Exposure is a major new series based on the remarkable photography collection supporting the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA), at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The fourth volume in the series, Picturing Children, features a diverse selection of photographs: spontaneous records of intimate family moments, playtime, and communal activities as well as posed portraits. Photographers include Henry Clay Anderson, Wayne F. Miller, Joe Schwartz, Jamel Shabazz, Milton Williams and Ernest C. Withers. The volume includes short reflections on individual photographs which explore how the images speak not only to past experiences of African American youth, but also to our evolving concepts of childhood, youth engagement in American society and the future.

About the Author(s)

Marian Wright Edelman is a lawyer, children’s rights activist, and founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; Ivory Toldson is a professor, author, and the deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He is also the founding director of the Center for
Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Training in Education (CREATE, LLC).