[Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia]
Askew, Thomas E., 1850?-1914, photographer
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, collector
Created [1899 or 1900]
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. Du Bois albums of photographs of African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Happy Chinese New Year, and a shout out to all our Afro-Chinese brethren and sistren laboring in the field of photography. There are photography auctions, events, and fairs to take note of in the coming weeks. Here’s a quick round-up so you can prepare yourself for reviewing, discussing, and purchasing:
As noted on the blog, In View: Jason Edward Kaufman on Art and Culture, at ArtInfo, and mentioned during his panel discussion at AIPAD, Martin Z. Margulies will exhibit works that focus on Africa at the Margulies Collection at Warehouse (Wynwood section of Miami, Florida) this fall (November 7 – April 2011). Among the works will be photographs likely from noted African photographers such as Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe, and Zwelethu Mthethwa, among others.
The ArtInfo blog announcement focuses on Margulies’ recent pledge of a $5 million bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Photo District News highlights the achievements of En Foco, a non-profit organization committed to exhibiting and publishing the work of photographers from diverse cultures. En Foco is celebrating it’s thirty-fifth year of support for diversity in the field.
According to an editorial posted on commercialappeal.com, Memphis Online, the city of Memphis will open a museum dedicated to the work of renowned photographer, Ernest C. Withers (1922-2007).
You may be familiar with Withers’ work on the Civil Rights Movement, black entertainers, and Negro League baseball. There exists a handful of books and portfolios of Withers’ work documenting this history. You can find selections of those images at Panopticon Gallery (Boston, MA).
To-date, I have not seen consistent auction presentation of Withers’ work. It will be interesting to see what impact the new museum will have on the collection of his work and the auction market price points that are developed, as a result.