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Louis Draper, “Young Man Smoking, New York” (c. 1965) (all images courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery) #photography #louisdraper

View the exhibition “Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed,” at the @ClevelandMuseumofArt through July 30th. The exhibition brings together Draper, a black fine art photographer, and Freed, a white photojournalist, who both strove to photograph the vibrancy of black life.
#LouisDraper #LeonardFreed #ClevelandMuseumofArt #BlackinAmerica #StevenKasherGallery
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Image: Leonard Freed, “Freedom Now,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 inches.

Louis Draper, a black photographer from Virginia, moved to New York to pursue photography, studying with well-known humanist photographers like W. Eugene Smith and Harold Feinstein. He occasionally received commissions from black magazines like Essence, and in the early ’60s, he exhibited twice at photographer Larry Siegel’s short-lived Image Gallery, then the only photography gallery in New York. Opportunities in the mainstream arts community were few and far between, however, due to discrimination. To promote artistic critique and community, he created a new space, the Kamoinge Workshop (@kamoinge_images), the first black collective of photographers in the United States. It exists to this day.
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Even though they most likely never met, the exhibition “Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed,” currently on view at the @clevelandmuseumofart, surveys relationships between their bodies of work.
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Read more about “Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed” from Nolan Boomer on aperture.org/blog
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Image: Louis Draper, Summer, New York, 1961 © Louis H. Draper Preservation Trust
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#LouisDraper #LeonardFreed #Kamoinge

One of favourite new discoveries at new @Tate #soulofanation show... the fabulous photos of #louisdraper

Louis Draper, Bronx 1975
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#LouisDraper played his part in the US #civilrights struggle by portraying the everyday lives and little dignities of African-American New Yorkers. He called his pictures works of ‘engaged resistance’ – taken where he lived in Harlem and further afield from the 1950s on. This portrait was taken in #Philadelphia in 1968 and is part of a new retrospective of Draper's work taking place at @stevenkashergallery in New York between 14 Jan - 20 Feb 2016.

Last Friday I lost an earring (my favorite/most sentimental/most valuable) - crazy that just a few hours after the loss, I stood in front of this photo titled "woman with earring" #justone #notplural #louisdraper #isntitironic

Boy in Harlem Louis Draper #louisdraper

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@JohnEdwinMason reviews the exhibition, "A Commitment to the Community: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume I," at the @VMFAMuseum that includes @MingSmithPhoto and Louis Draper for @Hyperallergic. Mason writes about the revolutionary nature of the book that prioritized the black community, and how it changed photography as a whole. The exhibition will remain on view through October 3, read the full review, link available in bio.
#Hyperallergic #MingSmith #LouisDraper #StevenKasherGallery
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Image: Ming Smith, “Amen Corner Sisters, Harlem, NY,” ca. 1972, Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches.

Louis Draper (1935-2002) Abstraction, Metal Sign, 1960s in #SoulofaNation @tate #gelatinsilverprint
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black in america exhibit featuring photographers louis draper and leonard freed #louisdraper #leonardfreed #blackinamerica

black in america exhibit featuring photographers louis draper and leonard freed #louisdraper #leonardfreed #rubydee #blackinamerica

black in america exhibit showcasing photographers louis draper and leonard freed. #louisdraper #leonardfreed #blackinamerica #malcolmx

Deb Willis: Shaping Critical Narratives in Photography 1960-Now @clevelandmuseumofart talking about the representation of the black body in the photographs of #LeonardFreed, #LouisDraper, #GordonParks, #BruceDavidson, #CarrieMaeWeems, #JamelShabazz and others. Shout out to Bayete Ross Smith @bayetekenan @debwillisphoto ✨✨✨ #fullhouseonasaturday

Louis Draper, circa 1961.... “Fighting Bigotry, dispelling stereotypes” =•=•=•=•=•=•=•••••=•••=•••=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•=•••==•= #vscocam #vsco #vsconyc #dope #nmaahc #iphonography #iphoneonly #iphoneography #chill #bbq #applewatch #canon #photography #photooftheday #views #photographer #godisdope #blackhistory #nyc #naturalhair #louisdraper #blackandwhite

It was humbling to attend the first day of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern today. What a gift. #tatemodern #blackpower #art #blackart #essentialquestions #angeladavis #bennyandrews #louisdraper #wasdworthjarrell #gladventures #london #soulofanation

One of favourite new discoveries at new @Tate #soulofanation show... the fabulous photos of #louisdraper

View the exhibition “Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed,” at the @ClevelandMuseumofArt through July 30th. The exhibition brings together Draper, a black fine art photographer, and Freed, a white photojournalist, who both strove to photograph the vibrancy of black life.
#LouisDraper #LeonardFreed #ClevelandMuseumofArt #BlackinAmerica #StevenKasherGallery
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Image: Leonard Freed, “Freedom Now,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 inches.

Boy in Harlem Louis Draper #louisdraper

The signed artwork is from my art collection, a Goodwill find 💪🏾; photographed and modified. Overlay with my photograph of Louis Draper's 'Girl and Cuba,' Philadelphia 1968.
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The exhibition, “A Commitment to the Community: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume I,” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, features work by the artists who contributed to The Black Photographers Annual, including Louis Draper. Now on view through October 3.
#LouisDraper #VMFA #BlackPhotography #StevenKasherGallery
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Image: Louis Draper, “Crosswalk, New York, c. 1973”, Vintage gelatin silver print, printed c. 1973, 10 x 13 inches.

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