Picturing Frederick Douglass

Picturing Frederick Douglass

An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American

Book - 2015
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Frederick Douglass's fiery speeches made him one of the most renowned and popular agitators of his age. Now, as a result of ground-breaking research, we can reclaim the ex-slave and abolitionist as a pioneer in photography, both as a subject and as a theorist. Included here are 160 photographs of Douglass--many which have never been publicly seen--combined with previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics. The result transforms our understanding of photography and its place in the life and legacy of Douglass.

Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780871404688
Branch Call Number: 973.8092 DOU-S
Additional Contributors: Trodd, Zoe
Bernier, Celeste-Marie

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