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.
Double Exposure is a dynamic series based on the notable photography collection supporting the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).
Lonnie G. Bunch III is the Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Marian Wright Edelman is a lawyer, children’s rights activist, and founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund.
Ivory A. 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).
Anna Forgerson Hindley is the Education Specialist at the NMAAHC.