The Black Photographers Who Paved The Way For The World We Live In Now

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Over the last century, as photography as a medium grew in popularity and decreased in price, people from every walk of life picked up cameras to document their surroundings. For many Black photographers who spent years or decades documenting the day-to-day lives of their communities, these records care more weight than ever due to a history of racism and neglect from larger, mostly white archival institutions like museums and libraries.

“[I] can only guess that the lack of diversity in curatorial positions is a contributing factor to these photographers not…

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