Pictures and progress : early photography and the making of African American identity / edited by Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith. - Durham : Duke University Press, ©2012. - 1 online resource (387 pages : illustrations - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: pictures and progress / Maurice Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith -- "A More Perfect Likeness" : Frederick Douglass and the image of the nation / Laura Wexler -- "Rightly viewed" : theorizations of self in Frederick Douglass's lecture on pictures / Ginger Hill -- Shadow and substance : Sojourner Truth in black and white / Augusta Rohrbach -- Snapshot 1. unredeemed realities: Augustus Washington / Shawn Michelle Smith -- Mulatta obscura : camera tactics and Linda Brent / Michael Chaney -- Who's your mama? : "white" mulatta genealogies, early photography, and anti-passing narratives of slavery and freedom / P. Gabrielle Foreman -- Out from behind the mask : Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Hampton Institute Camera Club, and photographic performance of identity / Ray Sapirstein -- Snapshot 2. reproducing black masculinity : Thomas Askew / Shawn Michelle Smith -- Louis Agassiz and the American school of ethnoeroticism : polygenesis, pornography, and other "perfidious influences" / Suzanne Schneider -- Framing the black soldier : image, uplift, and the duplicity of pictures / Maurice Wallace -- Snapshot 3. unfixing the frame( -up): A.P. Bedou / Shawn Michelle Smith -- "Looking at one's self through the eyes of others" : W.E.B. Du Bois's photographs for the 1900 Paris Exposition / Shawn Michelle Smith -- Ida B. Wells and the shadow archive / Leigh Raiford -- Snapshot 4. the photographer's touch : J.P. Ball / Shawn Michelle Smith -- No more auction block for me! / Cheryl Finley.

Featuring more than seventy images, Pictures and Progress brings to light the wide-ranging practices of early African American photographers, as well as the effects of photography on racialized thinking.

0822394561 9780822394563


368841 MIL 22573/ctv114dzpv JSTOR


Photography--Social aspects--History--United States--19th century.
African Americans--Race identity--History--19th century.
COMPUTERS--Digital Media--Photography.
African Americans--Race identity.
Photography--Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies

United States.

Electronic books.

TR23 / .P53 2012