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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This is a book that is important for what it begins and for what will follow it, as well as for what it is. It demonstrates that there have been hundreds of black women photographers, working almost from the time the camera was invented, whose contributions, and even existence, have not been documented. Mainstream histories of photography have included few black photographers and no black female photographers. I expect this book to stimulate others to research the many women photographers mentioned here, as well as those who are missing, and I hope they do this research before the materials are lost.
Copyright, ©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1987