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Black Photography that Was a Revolutionary Act

The article found in an unlikely source titled “An Annual Compendium of Black Photography that Was a Revolutionary Act” – was in interesting one discussing how a small group of black photographers published their largely ignored works in four volumes of the Black Photographer’s Annual (BPA) back in the seventies.

The BPA‘s arrival marked a pivotal moment in American cultural history. In its pages, established artists, such as Roy DeCarava, rubbed shoulders with those like Dawoud Bey, who were just emerging. Toni Morrison and James Baldwin were among the writers who contributed essays assessing the place of African-American photography in American society.