Harlem, 117th Street (Primary Title)

Shawn W. Walker, American, born 1940 (Artist)

ca. 1960s
Works On Paper
Gelatin silver print
United States
Sheet: 13 15/16 × 11 in. (35.4 × 27.94 cm)
Image: 7 1/4 × 5 in. (18.42 × 12.7 cm)
Mat: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.64 cm)
Not on view
Among the founding members of the Kamoinge Workshop, Walker served as one of the photo editors for The Black Photographers Annual. He studied with Roy DeCarava, and by the early 1970s, his images had been published in Essence, among other magazines. In this photograph, the dark bars and light wall form a dynamic, abstract composition held in tension with the presence of a human figure—a small child, who nearly fades into his surroundings. The image was reproduced in The Black Photographers Annual.
Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
A Commitment to the Community: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume I, VMFA, February 16, 2017 – October 1, 2017

Identity Shifts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, April 26 – July 27, 2014

"Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop", VMFA, February 1, 2020 - June 14, 2020
© Shawn Walker

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