The Resource Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar

Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar

Label
Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas
Title
Portraits of community
Title remainder
African American photography in Texas
Statement of responsibility
Alan Govenar
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Using a century of photographs taken by black photographers and detailed interviews with the men and women behind the cameras, Portraits of Community is an eloquent visual history of African American life. Images of African Americans have, for the most part, been absent from Texas's photographic history. Scholarly texts on photography rarely mention black Texans, and few museums have exhibited their work. Portraits of Community is a groundbreaking study that presents
  • over 200 powerful images of black Texans taken by five generations of relatively unknown black photographers. Although a few photographs of black life in Texas by white photographers are presented for background and context, the book focuses largely on the growth and development of vernacular and community photography among African Americans in the state - photographs taken for personal and family use or to meet public demand. In addition to the introductory essays and
  • interviews, Portraits of Community also features the work of NAACP photographers who documented the civil rights movement and captured images of Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Jordan, Adam Clayton Powell, and others. From portraiture to artistic and historic moments, these images run counter to media stereotypes and reveal a deep sense of pride in African American community life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Govenar, Alan B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography
  • African American photographers
  • African Americans
  • African American photographers
  • African Americans
  • Texas
Label
Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34356196
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780876111536
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96-12516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34356196
  • (Sirsi) a585401
Label
Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas, Alan Govenar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34356196
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780876111536
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96-12516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34356196
  • (Sirsi) a585401

Library Locations

    • The African American Library at the Gregory SchoolBorrow it
      1300 Victor Street, Houston, TX, 77019, US
      29.7540795 -95.3805613
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Julia Ideson BuildingBorrow it
      550 McKinney St., Houston, TX, 77002, US
      29.7589504 -95.3691522
    • Freed-Montrose Neighborhood LibraryBorrow it
      4100 MOntrose, Houston, TX, 77006, US
      29.7355032 -95.391542
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