Sunday morning. This will take you to church. #gospel #soul #YesLawd
Grown. Man. Rap. Favorite rap album of the last five years, easily. “I’ve taken the sour grapes of wrath and made Cheerwine”…. #Phonte #CharityStartsAtHome #Hiphop
Cousin Skeeter Theme Song…..
Maaaaaan, I feel a My Brother and Me binge comin on
As a student in the 1970s, Deborah Willis came to the realization that images of black beauty, female and male, simply did not exist in the larger culture. Determined to redress this imbalance, Willis examined everything from vintage ladies’ journals to black newspapers, and started what would become a lifelong quest. With more than two hundred arresting images, many previously unpublished, Posing Beauty recovers a world many never knew existed. Historical subjects such as Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker illuminate the past; Angela Davis and Muhammad Ali take us to the civil rights era; Denzel Washington, Lil’ Kim, and Michelle Obama celebrate the present. Featuring the works of more than one hundred photographers, including Carl van Vechten, Eve Arnold, Lee Friedlander, and Carrie Mae Weems, Willis’s book not only celebrates the lives of the famous but also captures the barber shop, the bodybuilding contest, and prom night. Posing Beauty challenges our most fundamental assumptions about what it means to be “beautiful.”
242 duotone photographs; 40 pages of five-color photographs.
Hank Willis Thomas’ ‘Unbranded: Reflections In Black By Corporate America’
Pulling the imagery from ads directed to black demographics from 1968 to 2008 (with two per year), Hank Willis Thomas’ new series, ‘Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America,’ consists of 82 images. Each one isolates the visual strategies used by advertisers exploiting cultural stereotypes.
Image and commentary via The Fresh Bump.