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Theaster Gates Reflects on His Johnson Publishing Project: 'To Me the Photographic Images Were Waiting on Their Next Life'

Theaster Gates Reflects on His Johnson Publishing Project: ‘To Me the Photographic Images Were Waiting on Their Next Life’

  A DENSE GATHERING of mostly African Americans, well-dressed for a day of national mourning, covers the fall 2020 edition of Gagosian Quarterly. The black-and-white photograph is by Moneta Sleet Jr. (1926-1996), a bird’s eye view captured at the public funeral of Martin Luther King Jr., in April 1968. The photograph is part of the...
A Look Inside Johnson Publishing Archive: From Pearl Bailey on Set of 'Carmen Jones' to Coretta Scott King in Mourning and Eartha Kitt Poolside

A Look Inside Johnson Publishing Archive: From Pearl Bailey on Set of ‘Carmen Jones’ to Coretta Scott King in Mourning and Eartha Kitt Poolside

Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X attend school boycott rally in New York City, March 1964   BLACK-AND-WHTIE PHOTOGRAPHS of Pearl Bailey on the set of the 1954 film “Carmen Jones”; Sammy Davis Jr., hanging with the Rat Pack; Eartha Kitt reading Richard Wright’s “Pagan Spain” poolside at a swank hotel; and Coretta Scott King...
Top African American Scholars and Arts Leaders Appointed to New Advisory Council for Johnson Publishing Archive

Top African American Scholars and Arts Leaders Appointed to New Advisory Council for Johnson Publishing Archive

  A CONSORTIUM OF NONPROFITS purchased the Johnson Publishing Archive for $30 million last July. The goal was to safeguard the unparalleled collection for the public benefit. Now a significant next step in the process has been announced. The co-owners have established an advisory council to evaluate and interpret the collection and provide guidance about...