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Among the founding members of the Kamoinge Workshop, Walker was
one of the photo editors for the first three volumes of The Black Photographers
Annual. Walker grew up in Harlem, as did Roy DeCarava, whom Walker counts as
one of his most important mentors. This image, which was published in the
Annual, highlights Walker’s keen eye for compositional patterns. The two white
hats offer a near mirror image of one another, with one face revealed and the
Signed by the photographer in graphite on verso: "Shawn Walker".
Dated and annotated by the photographer in graphite on verso: "1975 / Harlem Easter".
Donor inventory number inscribed in an unidentified hand in graphite on verso: "SW002".
Inscribed in unidentified hands in graphite on verso: "SW-3 / 700", "700"; and in blue ink: "125 ST TM & 8th Ave.".
Kathleen Boone Samuels Memorial Fund
2018: "Truthful Witnessing: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume 3", VMFA, May 12 - October 14, 2018
"Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop", VMFA, February 1, 2020 - June 14, 2020