Books by black women authors on the subjects of art and photography.

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Vision & Justice: Aperture 223 (Aperture Magazine)

The Magazine of Photography and Ideas. As the United States navigates a political moment defined by the close of the Obama era and the rise of #BlackLivesMatter activism, Aperture magazineRead More
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The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work

Feature: The Ecstasy of St Kara Kara Walker New Work Kara Walker’s work astutely examines race, gender, and identity. Walker’s newest series of large-scale drawings stem from her consideration ofRead More
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New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement

Feature: Used Book in Good Condition During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in AfricanRead More
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Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present

Long overlooked in American culture, African American beauty finally get its due in this landmark work. As a student in the 1970s, Deborah Willis came to the realization that imagesRead More
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Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present

Feature: Reflections in Black A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present “[N]othing less than an epic of Homeric proportions….Willis’s magnificent gathering of images…rewrites American history.”―Robin D. G. KelleyRead More
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Black: A Celebration of a Culture

Tucked away in the dusty halls of the Smithsonian archives and nearly forgotten by most historians, black culture is a vast, complex, interconnected web of different people, trends, and lifestyles.Read More
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Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography

Winner of the International Center for Photography’s 1995 Award for Writing on Photography, Picturing Us brings together a diverse group of African American writers, scholars, and filmmakers in the firstRead More
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Black Girl Magic Lit Mag (5 Book Series)

From Book 1: Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters in speculative fiction, especially Black women’s voices.Read More