Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph (Signed Edition)


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SKU: 9781683952329 Category:
Photographer: Smith, Ming
Contribution by: Iduma, Emmanuel Talbert, Janet Hill Jayawardane, M Neelika Serpell, Namwali Tate, Greg Jafa, Arthur Obrist, Hans Ulrich Murray, Yxta Maya
Publication Date: 11/10/2020
Publisher: Aperture Direct
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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Ming Smith’s poetic and experimental images are icons of twentieth-century African American life.


One of the greatest artist-photographers working today, Smith moved to New York in the 1970s and began to make images charged with startling beauty and spiritual energy. This long-awaited monograph brings together four decades of Smith’s work, celebrating her trademark lyricism, distinctively blurred silhouettes, dynamic street scenes, and deep devotion to theater, music, poetry, and dance–from the “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays of August Wilson to the Afrofuturism of Sun Ra. With never-before-seen images, and a range of illuminating essays and interviews, this tribute to Smith’s singular vision promises to be an enduring contribution to the history of American photography.


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