A Historical Context. Contemporary Photographers and Black Identity
The story of contemporary Black and Asian photography told in words and images. An important survey of contemporary black photographers worldwide, specifically focusing on the theme of identity. Includes a historical introduction, with a guide to terminology and key arguments on the subject. Excellent resource for courses in sociology, cultural studies and photography .
Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Britain's Open University, is widely regarded as the prime successor to Raymond Williams for his teachings on culture and society. He has lectured extensively worldwide, and is Chairman of both in IVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) and Autograph. For 15 years he has been at the vanguard of debates around race, identity and sexuality in the UK. He has written numerous key students' texts, and his books include Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies, Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies, The Hard Road to Renewal: Thatcherism and the Crisis of the Left, Questions of Cultural Identity and Resistance Through Rituals: Youth Subculture in Post-War Britain.
Mark Sealy is a producer and curator of photography , and since 1991who has been director of Autograph (Association of Black Photographers). An unmissable look at a part of photographic history that has been neglected for too long.
Photographs edited by Stuart Hall and Mark Sealy
Text by Stuart Hall
Size: 25,3 x 21,7 cm, 208 pages (128 colour illustrations, 79 black and white illustrations)
Publisher: Phaidon, 2001