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Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Draper moved to New York City in 1957 and was instrumental in forming the Kamoinge Workshop collective of African American photographers in 1963. Draper’s descriptions of the group framed it within the rising tide of the civil rights movement: “This was our story to tell, and we set out to create the kind of images of our communities that spoke of the truth we’d witnessed and that countered the untruths we’d all seen in mainline publications.” The following photographs are the same images he published in the first volume of The Black Photographers Annual.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment
"Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop", VMFA, February 1, 2020 - June 14, 2020
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