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The Struggle Continues: Kwame Brathwaite's Iconic Images Reflect His Political Vision and 'Black is Beautiful' Directive

The Struggle Continues: Kwame Brathwaite’s Iconic Images Reflect His Political Vision and ‘Black is Beautiful’ Directive

  A DEEP LOVE OF BLACK PEOPLE and Black culture rings throughout the practice of Kwame Braithwaite, a self-described artist-activist who has said “Black is Beautiful was my directive.” His photography is on view at Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles. “Kwame Brathwaite: The Struggle Continues, Victory is Certain” showcases his iconic portraits, street shots,...
Culture Type Picks: 14 Best Black Art Books of 2019

Culture Type Picks: 14 Best Black Art Books of 2019

  BLACK ARTISTS spanning generations are receiving more and more critical recognition and opportunities. Some of the most compelling illustrated art books published in 2019 are monographs contributing to the much-deserved and in many cases long-overdue attention of individual artists. New volumes are dedicated to Kwame Braithwaite, Robert Colescott, Lubaina Himid, Suzanne Jackson, and Julie...
In Los Angeles, Landmark Exhibitions are Showcasing the Photography of Gordon Parks, Kwame Braithwaite, and Figures Who Documented Hip Hop

In Los Angeles, Landmark Exhibitions are Showcasing the Photography of Gordon Parks, Kwame Braithwaite, and Figures Who Documented Hip Hop

“Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite,” Skirball Cultural Center   THREE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS on view at Los Angeles institutions feature the work of Gordon Parks, Kwame Braithwaite, and photographers who have trained their lenses on the legends of hip hop. The Getty Center is presenting Parks’s 1961 images of Flávio da Silva, a...