KWAME BRATHWAITE: Black Is Beautiful

: Ford (T.)

R 1,210.00
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143pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2019


Published to accompany the travelling exhibition, "Black is Beautiful: the photography of Kwame Brathwaite", that opened in Los Angeles in 2019.

Preface by Kwame Brathwaite. Includes contributions by Tanisha Ford and Deborah Willis.

Kwame Brathwaite was born in 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Brathwaite used photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” Inspired by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite and his brother, Elombe Brath, founded the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios, a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers. They also founded Grandassa Models, a modeling agency for black women that challenged white beauty standards.