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Once Upon A Time

Time: January 16, 2017 to January 31, 2017
Location: Slought Gallery
Street: 4017 Walnut Street
City/Town: Philadelphia Pa
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Phone: (215) 701-4627
Event Type: photo, exhibit, of, african, americans, circa, 1930-1960
Organized By: Junious Ricardo Stanton
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2017

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Once Upon A Time, Saving African-American Images


            The collection exhibited at the Slought Gallery contains over five hundred photographs of African-American men women and children on the walls as well as slide presentations of hundreds more. All the photographs feature African-American men women and children in their Sunday best clothing.                The Slought Gallery exhibit is unique and special because the pictures were taken during a time when African-Americans were either ignored or denigrated, when images of Blacks taken by whites were almost always unflattering and demeaning. Hy John and Bessie McLamb's photographs are the polar opposites of that. They depict Black people at their best in their finery presenting them in a positive light.

            The exhibit will be at the Slought Gallery until January 31. For gallery hours or additional information call (215) 701-4627.



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