In the Classroom: Photography and African American Identity

I’m┬ácollaborating with the William L. Clements Library on The Arabella Chapman Project. Chapman was a young African American woman who, in the 1880s and 1890s, assembled two photographic albums that are now archived at the Clements. The images are stunning; arresting in fact. In Arabella‘s albums we find vernacular curatorship on display, far from fairs, conventions, and published sources. Our work has been to understand the story Arabella┬átells about race, politics, family, and community. Thanks to Clayton Lewis at the Clements who blogged about the project here. We go live March 10th, so stay tuned!

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