October 13, 1993-January 6, 1994. Arthur, et al, and CHESTER HIGGINS (photos). Remembering Africa under the eaves. 3 (May-June 2001):36-40, 72. Illustrated with color photos by Chester Higgins, Jr.
The 200-year old Lott House in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn, NY, contains evidence of a slave-owning family and artifacts of the enslaved persons who lived there in the late 18th-early 19th century, including corncobs under the floorboards of the living quarters of the domestic servants, suggesting ritual placement. At a later date, the house may also have been used as a waystation on the Underground Railroad. Candomblè: Ancient Spiritual Worship of African Brazilian Sainthood.
Center for Urban Education Policy. Interview (May 24, 1995) with Higgins in which he discusses his career and recent book Feeling the spirit: searching the world for the people of Africa. Made for African-American legends Television program -- Robert Isaacson, producer; Adam Walker, director. No other black visual artists were included in the series of tapes. Sd, color with b&w sequences; 30 min.
Fisher, Marjorie, Peter Lacovara, Sue D'Auria, Salimah Ikram, eds. Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2012. Giovanni, Nicki and CHARLES BIBLE illus. Spin a Soft Black Song: Poems for Children.
New York: Hill & Wang, 1971. Photo of Giovanni by Chester Higgins on back cover of dust jacket.
Note: reprint by Farrar Straus and Giroux was issued with illustrations by George Martins in place of Bible. , orange cloth, lettered in black, d. Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging. Foreword by Maya Angelou; text by Chester Higgins Jr. Photographs of African American men and women who found beauty within themselves and are experiencing aging with energy, wit, and grace.Published to accompany a traveling exhibition at New York Historical Society, 2001; Tubman House, Macon, GA, in 2002, and other venues. Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa. New York: Bantam Books, 1994. A celebration of the global African spirit in images taken all over the world by this NYTimes staff photographer. 4to 12.5 x 10 in. Pilgrimage to the Past: An African-American's lifelong search for identity. 1 (January-February, 2000):38-43, 83. Student Unrest, Tuskegee Institute: a chronology. Echo of the Spirit, A Photographer's Journey. Text by Betsy Kissam and essays for each section by Chester Higgins. This selection of Higgins's photographs focuses on the significant people and events of his own life, from his days as a boyhood preacher in New Brockton, Alabama, where he was reared by his mother and stepfather, to his first encounters with the works of great photographers during his student years, to his emergence as a highly respected photojournalist. Mentions his quiltmaking Aunt Shug and pays tribute to his photographic and artistic mentors: P. Polk, Cornell Capa, Gordon Parks, Romare Bearden, and Arthur Rothenstein at Look magazine. 8vo 9.3 x 8.3 in. Drums of Life: a photographic essay on the Black man in America. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1974.
B&w photographs by Chester Higgins, Jr. 11 x 8.5 in. Traveled worldwide: University of Ghana Gallery, Accra, Ghana, February 24-March 31, 1975; U. Embassies throughout Africa (Dakar, Freetown, Lome, Conakry, Tananarive, Younde, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Addis Ababa), Europe (Paris, Athens, Copenhagen, Bonn, Rome, Naples, Munich, Vienna, Hamburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Berlin), the Caribbean (Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Managua, Port of Spain, Bridgetown, Kingston), and many others.
Black Woman: Photographs by CHESTER HIGGINS, JR. The Photography of CHESTER HIGGINS, JR. Feeling the Spirit: Searching The World For The People of Africa, by CHESTER HIGGINS JR.See separate listing for book by same title. Traveled to: Peter Fetterman Gallery of Photographic Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, January 12-March 6, 1996; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, February 6-April 7, 1996; Museum of African American History, African Meeting House. Boston, MA, May 26-July 30, 1996; The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, August 17-October 27, 1996; Focus Hope Gallery, Detroit, MI, November 14-December 15, 1996; Smithsonian Museum, Center for African American History and Culture, Industrial Arts Building, Washington, DC, January 19-March 23, 1997; Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL, October 5-December 28, 1997; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, February 14-April 14, 1998; National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN, May 9-June 30, 1998; Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Complex, Columbus, OH, September 17-November 29, 1998; The Beach Institute, Savannah, GA, January 18-February 28, 1999. Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.
NYU's Windows at Kimmel Center. Stars of Ethiopia: Photographs by CHESTER HIGGINS, JR. Solo exhibition of 13 images from 2007-10.
Parker, Kathryn and CHESTER HIGGINS (photos). We won today: My season with the Mets. A reporter describes her experiences during the time she spent with the New York Mets during the historic 1976 season.
The Signature of the Spirit: An interview. Extensive interview with biographical facts and discussion about photography and art. SHARP, SAUNDRA PEARL Writer, dir.
The Healing Passage/ Voices From The Water [Video]. Cultural artists create paths to healing from the present-day residuals of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Featuring Riua Akinshegun, Ysaye M. Katrina Browne, Tom Feelings, Haile Gerima, Chester Higgins, Jr. Gil Noble, Babatunde Olatunji, Abbey Onakoye, John Outterbridge, Dadisi Sanyika, S.
Pearl Sharp, and CCH Pounder as the Voice of the Ancestors. GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS. Curated by Aida Muluneh, Elise Atangana. Brooks (solo exhibition on the Haiti earthquake aftermath), Chester Higgins Jr. (photos of Ethiopia), Antonio Fiorente, Zacharias Abubeker, Rosa Verhoeve, Ralf Baecker, Endalkatchew Tesfa Gebreselassie; a special tribute to Shemelis Desta and special solo exhibitions by Dawit L.
Petros, Sammy Baloji, Jamel Shabazz, and Pierrot Men; "The sweet sound of quiet footsteps" a group exhibition by resident artist Akinbode Akinbiyi with works by Yemaneh Gebremedhin, Goitom Habtemariam, Edalkachew Tesfa; a solo show by Ayana V. Jackson at Lela Art Cafe.
Also included screenings of Yo-Yo Gonthier's video projection "Body and Soul;" "Mo and Me" a documentary directed by Salim Amin; "Arrested Development, " a 3-minute video made in 2003 by British artist Grace Ndiritu; "Invisible Borders, " a collective photo project presented by Emeka Okereke, as well as slideshows entitled "On the Roof" and "The Brooklyn Photo Salon" presented by OTR Project and Regine Romain respectively. [Download exhibition catalogue at:l].
APPIAH, KWAME ANTHONY and HENRY LOUIS GATES, Jr. Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.Oxford University Press, 1999; 2005. No new information or in-depth discussion of the visual arts. Names of visual artists included in the accounts of each period of black history are often lumped into a one sentence list; very few have additional biographical entries.
As of 2011, far more substantial information on most of the artists is available from Wikipedia than is included in this Encyclopedia. Includes mention of: James Presley Ball, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David A. Bannister, Richmond Barthé, Cornelius Battey, Romare Bearden, Dawoud Bey, Everald Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, Dana Chandler, Roland Charles, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Albert V. Crite, Beauford Delaney, Joseph Delaney, Murry Depillars, Jeff Donaldson, Aaron Douglas, Robert S.Duncanson, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, the Goodridge Brothers, Rex Goreleigh, Tapfuma Gutsa, Palmer Hayden, Lyle Ashton Harris, Chester Higgins, Joshua Johnson, Sargent Johnson, William H. Johnson, Ben Jones, Seydou Keita, Lois Mailou Jones, William (Woody) Joseph, Wifredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Edmonia Lewis, Fern Logan, Stephen Marc, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Willie Middlebrook, Scipio Moorhead, Archibald Motley, Gordon Parks, Horace Pippin, Prentiss H. Porter, Elizabeth Prophet, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Chéri Samba, Augusta Savage, Jeffrey Scales, Addison L.
Scurlock, Charles Sebree, Johannes Segogela, Twins Seven- even, Coreen Simpson, LornaSimpson, Moneta Sleet, Marvin & Morgan Smith, Renée Stout, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Hank Willis Thomas, Dox Thrash, James Vanderzee, Christian Walker, the Wall of Respect, Laura Wheeler Waring, Augustus Washington, Carrie Mae Weems, Charles White, Cynthia Wiggins, Carla Williams, Pat Ward Williams, et al. The entry on African Women Artists includes an odd and out-of-date collection of names: Elizabeth Olowu, Agnes Nyanhongo, Alice Sani, Inji Efflatoun, Grace Chigumira, Theresa Musoke, Palma Sinatoa, Elsa Jacob, and Terhas Iyasu. Hopefully future editions will follow the path of the substantially expanded edition of 2005 and will alter the overall impression that black visual artists are not worth the time and attention of the editors.
Note: Now out-of-print and available only through exorbitant subscription to the Oxford African American Studies Center (OAASC) a single database incorporating multiple Oxford encyclopedias, ongoing addiitions will apparently be unavailable to individuals or to most small libraries in the U. 10.9 x 8.6 in. Atlanta College of Art Gallery.
Songs of My People: African Americans: A Self-Portrait. June 26-August 9, 1991; Boston: Little, Brown and Co.
Of 150 works by over 50 African American photographers; intro. Michael Cheers, and Dudley M. This was a photographic project initiated by the editors, not the usual historical compilation.Included: Jules Allen, Howard Bingham, Bob Black, D. Michael Cheers, Michel DuCille, James V. Griffin, Keith Hadley, Durell Hall, Jr. Chester Higgins, Jason Miccolo Johnson, David C. Lee, Matthew Lewis, Kirk McKoy, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Ozier Muhammad, Marilyn Nance, Eli Reed, Morris Richardson II, Jeffery Allan Salter, Coreen Simpson Lester Sloan, D. Stevens, Bruce Talamon, Dixie D. White, Keith Williams, et al.
Traveled to Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1992; Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, Philadelphia, April-May 1992; California Afro-American Museum, May 1992 -- at which eight photographs by D Stevens and others related to the Los Angeles riots of 1992 were added. A second small tour of 60 photographs traveled to: Museum of the City of New York; the DuSable Museum, Chicago; the Uffizi, Florence, Italy, and other international venues. Reviews: Renee Lucas Wayne, "An African-American Self-Portrait in Photos, " Philadelphia Daily News, April 17, 1992; Shauna Snow, Redressing the Balance - Photography:'Songs of My People' is Designed to Contribute Toward Understanding...Los Angeles Times, May 30, 1992; Charles Hagen. Review/Photography:'Songs of My People,' A Black Self-Portrait. " NYT, October 9, 1992; "Unfinished Songs: Three Exhibitions at Philadelphia's Afro-American Museum The Crisis, October, 1992; long description, but with many names of photographers misspelled. Note: the photographs from the exhibition were donated to the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri.
4to 30.5 x 25.4 cm. 12 x 10.2 in.
, black pictorial boards, pictorial dust jacket. Vision: Works from Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Fine Arts Collection.Included: 36 works by African American artists including eight Alabamaians --Ahmad Austin, Art Bacon, Gwen Gorby, Chester Higgins, Ronald McDowell, white artist Hollis Nall, and Stephen Walker, along with Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence and Margaret Burroughs. Group exhibition of 36 works.
Included: Ahmad Austin, Art Bacon, Margaret Burroughs, Sam Gilliam, Gwen Gorby, Chester Higgins, Jacob Lawrence, Ronald McDowell, white artist Hollis Nall, Steven Walker. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College. Curated by Alice Rose George and Lee Marks.
A selection of 92 photographers grouped under seven categories. Includes two African Americans: Chester Higgins, Michelle Agins. 21: Selections of Contemporary Art from the Brooklyn Museum.
September 19, 2008-August 2, 2009. Year-long reinstallation of contemporary gallery. Curated by Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem. Hew Locke, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Kehinde Wiley. MoCADA Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art.
The Pulse of New Brooklyn: A Review of Works of Art by Contemporary Black Artists. Artists included: Derrick Adams, Aisha Bell, Francks Francois Deceus, Chester Higgins Jr. Wangechi Mutu, Otto Neals, Donovan Nelson, Lorenzo Pace, SOL-SAX, Dread Scott, Danny Simmons, Javaka Steptoe, Mickalene Thomas, Willie Torbert, Kehinde Wiley. The Black Photographers Annual Vol.Contains work by 51 African American photographers from the U. England and Canada, including: Anthony Barboza, St. Clair Bourne, Ronnie Brathwaite, Bonnie Brissett, Vandell Cobb, Jim Collier, Bob Crawford, Joe Crawford, Cary Beth Cryor, Clarence Davis, Roy DeCarava, Albert Fennar, Mikki Ferrill, Roland L.
Gray, Todd Gray, Al Green, George Hallett, Michael D. Jackson, Earl James, Omar Kharem, Jimmie Mannas, George Martin, Mickey Mathis, John Clark Mayden, Dennie Morris, Girard Mouton III, Jeanne Moutoussamy, Ozier Muhammad, P.Robinson, Sa Rudolph, Cyril Ryan, Robert Sengstacke, Ed Sherman, Ron Simmons, Beuford Smith, Jamyl Smith, Ming Smith, Chuck Stewart, Frank Stewart, Willard Taylor, Jerome Tucker, James VanDerZee, Eric G. Vann, Shawn Walker, Lewis Watts, Ted Williams. Wright Museum of African American History. In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Washington, DC: SITES and Atlanta: Tinwood Books, 2002.
Glossary of people, places, and events, artist biogs. The catalogue for a traveling exhibition containing a wide range of visual artists' responses to the life of Martin Luther King. By Nikki Giovanni; texts by Helen Shannon, Walter Leonard, Stanley Crouch, June Jordan, Julius Lester, John Lewis, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and others.
Includes 120 works by important African American and white artists. Included are artists as diverse as Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Phoebe Beasley, Anthony Bonair, John T. Biggers, Willie Birch, Elizabeth Catlett, Thornton Dial, Sr.
Dixon, L'Merchie Frazier, Reginald Gammon, Reginald Gee, Sam Gilliam, Chester Higgins, Jr. Jacob Lawrence, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Lev T. Mills, Gordon Parks, Elliott Pinkney, Howardena Pindell, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Raymond Saunders, Beuford Smith, Alma W. Thomas, Charles White, Jack Whitten, John Wilson, et al. Traveled to the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, September 7-December 1, 2002; Frederick R.Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, January 19-April 6, 2003; International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, May 15-July 27, 2003; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN, August 30-November 9, 2003; and Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL, January 3-March 28, 2004. 12 x 9.5 in. MICHAEL CHEERS and DUDLEY M. New York: Little, Brown & Co.
Essays by Sylvester Monroe, Paula Giddings, Nelson George and Joyce Ladner. Includes photographs by Michelle Agins, Jules Allen, Anthony Barboza, Conrad Barclay, Howard Bingham, Bob Black, Geary G. Broadnax, Dudley Brooks, Ron Caesar, D. Michael Cheers, George Chinsee, Jacques Chinet, Roland L. Freeman, Vince Frye, Mark Gail, T.Craig Herndon, Chester Higgins, Fred Hutcherson, Jason Miccolo Johnson, David Lee, Matthew Lewis, Roy Lewis, Kirk McKoy, Odell Mitchell, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Ozier Muhammad, Marilyn Nance, Eli Reed, Jeffery Allan Salter, Coreen Simpson, Lester Sloan, D. Vereen, Kenneth Walker, Riccardo Watson, John H. White, Keith Williams, Pat West, and other leading Black photojournalists. The exhibition traveled to 23 U. Cities and 7 countries in Europe.
GOLDBERG, VICKI and ROBERT SILBERMAN, eds. American Photography: A Century of Images. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999. 50 color and 110 b&w illus.
Includes: Bernie Boston, Albert Chong, Chester Higgins, Jr. Gordon Parks, Eli Reed, Lorna Simpson, James Vanderzee, Carrie Mae Weems, Ernest C.Untold Glory: African Americans in Pursuit of Freedom, Opportunity, and Achievement. Includes chapters on Chester Higgins, Jr.
Garden City, NJ: Anchor Press, 1980. Chronicles 100 years of the black experience in America. Some rare and beautiful documents depict the many roles African Americans have had in shaping the national character and culture.Images selected by Chester Higgins, Jr. Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art & Culture. Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection. November 21, 2010-January 30, 2011. Curated by Camille Ann Brewer. Includes work by: Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Diane Edison, Chester Higgins, Jr. Whitfield Lovell, Allie McGhee, Hank Willis Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Charles White, Peter Williams, John Wilson, Richard Wyatt, Jr. Traveling exhibition: Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, August 21-October 28, 2008; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, February 11-May 8, 2011, and other venues. Pyramid / Hearne Fine Art. Note: Exhibition title was slightly different: Two Decades of Excellence. Foreword by Halima Taha; texts by Archie Hearne, III, Garbo Watson Hearne; afterword by Dianne Smith. Includes new work by 57 artists: Gabriel Ajayi. Leroy Allen, Benny Andrews, Phoebe Beasley, Alix Beaujour, John Biggers, Bisa Butler, Elizabeth Catlett, Chukes, William Clarke, Kevin Cole, Adger Cowans, Charles Criner, Earnest Davidson, Rex Deloney, Ed Dwight, Marion Epting, Lawrence Finney, Frank Frazier, Paul Goodnight, Jonathan Green, Larry Hampton, Chester Higgins, Jr. Kennith Humphrey, George Hunt, Ariston Jacks, Laura James, Leroy Johnson, Brenda Joysmith, Artis Lane, Anthony D. Lee, Samella Lewis, Sylvester McKissick, Dean Mitchell, Tonia Mitchell, Euneda Otis, Charly Palmer, Johnice Parker, Morris Richardson, II, Mario Robinson, W. Earl Robinson, Alvin Roy, AJ Smith, Albert Smith, Dianne Smith, Phyllis Stephens, TAFA, Twins (Jerry & Terry Lynn), Evita Tezeno, William Tolliver, Ed Wade, Dale Washington, Basil Watson, Kiersten Williams, Susan Williams, Marjorie Williams-Smith, Ernest C. Traveled to: Chattanooga African American Museum. Review: Michael Crumb, "African American Art History: Collaborating With You, " The Chattanooga Pulse, September 16, 2009. 4to 29 x 30 cm. 11.75 x 11.25 in. New Orleans Museum of Art. The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography. Divided into 7 thematic sections: Children and Family, Love, Wellness, Disaster, Caregiving and Healing, Aging, and Remembering.
Includes: Albert Chong, Chester Higgins, Gordon Parks, et al. Work by 19 artists in all media, including: Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, William Artis, James Barnsley, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Chakaia Booker, Edward Clark, Eldzier Cortor, Beauford Delaney, Richard Dempsey, David Driskell, Reginald Gammon, Sam Gilliam, Chester Higgins, Jr. Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Maceo Mitchell. Oblong 4to, pictorial stiff wraps. African-American Artists (Bannister to Mitchell).
Checklist of work by 18 artists in all media, including: Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Edward M. Bannister, Elizabeth Catlett, Ed Clark, Eldzier Cortor, Ernest Crichlow, Richard Dempsey, David Driskell, Reginald Gammon, Chester Higgins, Jr.Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Maceo Mitchell, Charles White. Gallatin Galleries, New York University. CPT: Time, History and Memory.
Included: Sheila Pree Bright, Brett Cook, Sonia Louise- Davis, C. Daniel Dawson, Stephanie Dinkins, Tahir Hemphill, Chester Higgins, Shani Peters, Jamel Shabazz, Hank Willis-Thomas, Deborah Willis. International Center of Photography and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle. Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self. New York: ICP and Abrams, 2003.Curated by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis. Includes: Dawoud Bey, Kerry Stuart Coppin, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Renée Cox, Roy DeCarava, Rico Gatson, Mark S. Greenfield, Lyle Ashton Harris, Chester Higgins, Jr. Rashid Johnson, Isaac Julien, Glenn Ligon, Wangechi Mutu, Kori Newkirk, Maria de Mater O'Neill, Gordon Parks, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, James Vanderzee, Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson. 4to 10.3 x 7.8 in. Group exhibition celebrating African American portraiture. Included: Anthony Barboza, Mikki Ferrill, Leroy W. Chester Higgins and Shawn Walker. Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery. Group exhibition of 60 works. Included: Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, Xenobia Bailey, George Bandele, Romare Bearden, Willie Birch, Carl Clark, Linda Day Clark, Oletha DeVane, William Edmondson, Joan Gaither, Maren Hassinger, Palmer Hayden, Chester Higgins, Jr. Leslie King-Hammond and Jose Mapily, Jacob Lawrence, Januwa Moja, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Horace Pippin, William C. Scott, Arvie Smith, Renee Stout, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Adejoke Tugbiyele, LeRone Wilson. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Maryland, MD, June 22-September 29, 2013; and Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN, October 20, 2013-January 5, 2014. Review: Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun, June 29, 2013; Staff, "Ashe to Amen Explores the Crossroads of Aesthetics and Belief in African-American Art, " AFRO, April 3, 2013: h94.
Engulfed by Katrina: Photographs Before And After The Storm. Group photography exhibition of over 80 photographs exploring the devastation of cities within the Gulf Coast, as well as life before and after the storm. Curated by Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas.Includes: Marc Asnin, Harold Baquet, Nathan Bassiouni, Charlene Braud, Keith Calhoun, Gerald Cyrus, D. Michael Cheers, Cheryl Finley, Vangy Franklin, Russell Frederick, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Lonnie Graham, Wyatt Gallery, William Greiner, Jessica Ingram, Chester Higgins, Jr. Eric Julien, Melvina Lathan, Chandra McCormick, John Pinderhuges, Joseph Rodriguez, Benjamin Orion Rush, Sophia Schechner, Will Steacey, Frank Stewart, Eric Waters, Lewis Watts, Carla Williams, Clarence Williams, Nathaniel Ward. Also exhibited at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, October, 2006; African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2007. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Black New York Photographers of the Twentieth Century: Selections from the Schomburg Center Collections. Checklist with brief biographies of all photographers. Includes: Salimah Ali, James L. Allen, Jules Allen, Vance Allen, Bert Andrews, Anthony Barboza, Cornelius M. Battey, Dawoud Bey, Terry E. Boddie, Anthony Bonair, Kwame Brathwaite, Ron Campbell, Doughba Hamilton Caranda-Martin, Wayne Clarke, Gerald Cyrus, Isaac Diggs, Martin Dixon, Sulaiman Ellison, Lavell (Khepera Ausar) Finerson, Collette V.
Gaskin, Austin Hansen, Inge Hardison, Joe Harris, Gerald E. Hayes, Tahir Hemphill, Leroy W. Henderson, Heru (Art Harrison), Chester Higgins, Cecil Layne, Steve J. Martin, Frantz Michaud, Cheryl Miller, Marilyn Nance, Gordon Parks, Moira Pernambuco, Edgar E. Prince-Cole, Orville Robertson, Eli Reed, Richard Saunders, Coreen Simpson, Moneta Sleet, Jr.Beuford Smith, Klytus Smith, Ming Smith, Morgan and Marvin Smith, Chuck Stewart, Frank Stewart, James Vanderzee, Shawn W. Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture. Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. Foreword by Coretta Scott King; intro.
Group exhibition of photographs and inspiring prayers drawn primarily from the collections of the Schomburg Center, spans the broad spectrum of religious traditions during the 19th and 20th centuries including Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Yoruba, Coptic Christianity, and Haitian Vodou. Included photographs by Roland Charles, Sulaiman Ellison, Phyllis Galembo, Austin Hansen, Chester Higgins (over a dozen photos), Jason Miccolo Johnson, Gordon Parks, Sr. Moira Pernambuco, Eli Reed, Richard Saunders, Robert Sengstacke, Coreen Simpson, Morgan and Marvin Smith, Dixie Vereen, Shawn Walker, Gilberto Wilson, et al. 8vo 8.3 x 7.9 in. The Landscapes Within: Drawings Photographs Works on Paper.
Included: Angele Etoundi Essamba, Romain Ganer, Chester Higgins Jr. African Continuum: Celebrating diversity, recognizing contributions of People of African Descent. Group exhibition of work by artists of African descent.Curated by Jan Arnesen and Monique Long. Included: Firelei Baez, Delphine Diallo, Torkwase Dyson, Andre Leon Gray, Chester Higgins, Wangechi Mutu, Franklyn Rodgers, Yinka Shonibare, Wahala Temi, Cosmo Whyte, Aaqil Ka, and numerous white artists. African Americans in the Visual Arts.
New York: Facts on File, 2003. 50 b&w photos of some artists, brief 2-page bibliog.
Part of the A to Z of African Americans series. Lists over 170 visual artists (including 18 photographers) and 22 filmmakers with brief biographies and token bibliog. An erratic selection, far less complete than the St. James Guide to Black Artists, and inexplicably leaving out over 250 artists of obvious historic importance for ex.
Harleston, Grafton Tyler Brown, Charles Ethan Porter, Wadsworth Jarrell, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, William Majors, Camille Billops, Whitfield Lovell, Al Loving, Ed Clark, John T. Scott, Maren Hassinger, Lorraine O'Grady, Winnie Owens-Hart, Adrienne Hoard, Oliver Jackson, Frederick Eversley, Glenn Ligon, Sam Middleton, Ed Hamilton, Pat Ward Williams, etc. And omitting a generation of well-established contemporary artists who emerged during the late 70s-90s. Note: a newly revised edition of 2012 (ten pages longer) has not rendered it a worthy reference work on this topic. 8vo (25 com), laminated papered boards.
African American Museum in Philadelphia. Saturday Night / Sunday Morning. Enormous group exhibition of contemporary Black photographers.
Included: Jim Alexander, Linda L. Ammons, Ken Ashton, Harold Baquet, Petrushka Bazin, Bonita Bing, Mark Lee Blackshear, Barbara Blanco, Terry Boddie, Deadra Bryant, Keith Calhoun, Michael Cheers, Carl Clark, Linda Day Clark, Beverly Collins-Roberts, Beverly Cox, Gerald Cyrus, C. Daniel Dawson, Isaac Diggs, Kimara Alan Dixon, Sean Drakes, David C.
Driskell, Ken Dunkley, Kerika Fields, Jack Franklin, Russell K. Frederick, Roland Freeman, Jonathan Bruce French, Phyllis Galembo, Wyatt Gallery, Gerard H. Gaskin, Bob Gore, Ronald Gray, Joy Gregory, Lonnie Graham, Gregory Halpern, Thomas Alan Harris & Don Perry, Chester Higgins, Jr. Sylvia Hoke, Curlee Holton, Jessica Ingram, Danielle Jackson, Terrence Jennings, Jason Miccolo Johnson, Lou Jones, Gediyon Kifle, Gloria C.
Kirk, Bill Lathan, Melvina Lathan, Ramsess Wayne Lawrence, Nashormeh N. Lindo, Harlee Little, Ray A. Llanos, Isabelle Lutterodt, Jati Lindsay, Amanda Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III, Diana McClure, Chandra McCormick, Cecil McDonald, Jr.
Bruce McNeil, Lloyd McNeill, Stephen Marc, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Julio Nazario, Oggi Ogburn, Kambui Olujimi, D.
Michael Platt, Ernie Paniccioli, Gordon Parks, Brian Palmer, Wendy Phillips, John Pinderhughes, Sheila Pree, Faith Ringgold, Bayeté Ross-Smith, Joseph Rodriguez, Kenneth Royster, Sue Ross, Radcliffe Roye, Tasin Sabir, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Meg Henson Scales, Jamel Shabazz, Accra Shepp, Daryl Sivad, Clarissa Sligh, Lester Sloan, Paul D. Somerville III, Lamont Steptoe, Charles "Chuck" Stewart, Frank Stewart, Kasha Stewart, Johnette Iris Stubbs, Noelle Theard, Hank Willis Thomas, George Dalton Tolbert IV, June DeLairre Truesdale, Sheila Turner, Stacey Vasquez, Colette Veasey-Cullors, Richard Watson, Eric Waters, Carrie Mae Weems, Wendel A. White, Carlton Wilkinson, Clarence Williams, III, Milton Williams, William Williams, Razi Wilson, Sarah Wilson. Traveled to: Leica Gallery, NY; Chatanooga African American Museum.
A mix of music, dance, performance, photography, archival footage and interviews to celebrate the achievements of five African American artists. Includes: Philadelphia songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, photographer Chester Higgins Jr. Choreographer and dancer David Rousseve, and the late Pops Staples, a singer and civil rights activist. Sponsored by WQED-TV in association with the National Black Programming Consortium.
Features five African American men who through their art transmit the historic, political and cultural realities of the African American experience. Includes photographer Chester Higgins, Jr. Along with songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, producers of "The Sound of Philadelphia, " choreographer/dancer David Rousseve, and the late Pops Staples, civil rights activist and patriarch of The Staple Singers.De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. Acquisitions for Diversity: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection. Included: Carrie Mae Weems, Sheila Pree Bright, and Chester Higgins, Jr. In the Midst of Change: Poems.
New York: Togetherness Productions, 1972. Poems, with photographs by Chester Higgins, Jr. Cornell Norris, and Ronald St. Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture.In the Arms of the Elders. October 20, 2002-January 1, 2003. Includes photographs by Linda Day Clark, Sharon Farmer, Nestor Hernandez, Chester Higgins, Jr. Roy Lewis, and Steven M. 4to 18 x 26 cm.
Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art. Texts by Deborah Willis, Leslie King-Hammond, Halima Taha. Artists include: Akili Ron Anderson, Radcliffe Bailey, Romare Bearden, Donald Bernard, John Biggers, David Boothman, Archie Byron, Schroeder Cherry, Carl Clark, Linda Day Clark, Alvin Clayton, Floyd Coleman, Adger W.Cowans, Allan Rohan Crite, Michael Cunningham, Willis Bing Davis, Nadine DeLawrence, Aaron Douglas, David Driskell, James E. Dupree, Espi Frazier, L'Merchie Frazier, Reginald Gammon, Eugene J. Harris, Chester Higgins, Reginald L. Jackson, Sargent Johnson, William H.
Johnson, Ben Jones, Winston Kennedy, Melvina Lathan, Nashormeh Lindo, Arturo Lindsay, Valerie Maynard, Tom Miller, Evangeline J. Montgomery, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Yahya Muhammad, Ademola Olugebefola, Mary Lovelace O'Neal, Lorenzo Pace, Johnice I. Parker, James Phillips, Paula Phillips, Elijah Pierce, Horace Pippin, Sheila Pree, Ken Royster, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Jeffrey Scales, Meg Henson Scales, Michael E. Scoffield, Elizabeth Talford Scott, Joyce Scott, Danny Simmons, Clarissa Sligh, David Smedley, Frank Smith, MeiTei Sing Smith, Nelson Stevens, Renée Stout, Allen tringfellow, Nina G.Squires, Henry Ossawa Tanner, William B. Watson, James L Wells, Pheoris West, Carlton Wilkinson, Richard Yarde. Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. October 23, 2004-January 31, 2005. Exhibition of 187 photographs, paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the holdings of Washington, D. Based collector Julia (Judy) Norrell. Foreword by Bill Clinton; texts by Philip Brookman, Merry Foresta, Julia J. Norrell, Paul Roth, Jacquelyn Days Serwer. Includes: Radcliffe Bailey, Beverly Buchanan, William H. Clarke, Roy DeCarava, David Driskell, Jonathan Green, Chester Higgins, Jr.
Clementine Hunter, Rashid Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Willie Little, Whitfield Lovell, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Gordon Parks, Addison L. Scurlock, Fazal Sheikh, Malick Sidibé, Renée Stout, James Vanderzee, Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson, and numerous white artists.Traveled to North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, May 7-June 16, 2006. The African American Odyssey: Fine Prints and Photographs by 20th Century African American Artists. Included: Romare Bearden, Bob Blackburn, Elizabeth Catlett, Roland Freeman, Sam William, Chester Higgins Jr. Jacob Lawrence, Martin Puryear, Raymond Steth and James Van Der Zee. Rockland Center for the Arts.
Elia Alba, Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Ellsworth Ausby, Bright Bimpoong, Millie Burns, D. Hamilton Caranda-Martin, Nanette Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, Colin Chase, Robert Colescott, Brett Cook-Dizney, Emilio Cruz, Saliou Diouf, Mel Edwards, Collette Fournier, Herbert Gentry, Ed Kirkland, Chester Higgins, Jr. Richard Mayhew, Jackie Mitchell, Lorraine O'Grady, Joe Overstreet, Lorenzo Pace, Howardena Pindell, Debra Priestly, Helen Ramsaran, Cara Renata, Faith Ringgold, Lezley Saar, Alison Saar, George Smith, Kaneem Smith, Deborah Willis, and John Wilson. The Family of Black America.
Photographers include: James Vanderzee, Richard Samuel Roberts, Radcliffe Bailey, Dawoud Bey, Roland Charles, Marvin Edwards, Roland Freeman, Lonnie Graham, Chester Higgins, Jr. Lou Jones, Winston Kennedy, William E. Lathan, Stephen Marc, John W. Mosley, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Gordon Parks, John Pinderhughes, Eugene Roquemore, David "Oggi" Ogburn, Mei Tei Sing Smith, Hank Sloane Thomas (aka Hank Willis Thomas), Lester Sloan, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Accra Shepp, Moneta Sleet, Jr.
Clarissa Sligh, Ron Tarver, Carrie Mae Weems, Robert Whitby, Wendel A. White, Juanita Williams, Mel Wright. WILLIS, DEBORAH and CARLA WILLIAMS. The Black Female Body: A Photographic History.Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002. 185 illustrations from the origins of photography to the present. The text examines Western culture's fascination with black women's bodies. Black photographers included: Harry Adams, Ajamu, James Lattimer Allen, Allison Bolah, Roland Charles, Albert V.
Chong, Renée Cox, Angele Etoundi Essamba, Elise Fitte-Duval, Kianga Ford, Joy Gregory, Lyle Ashton Harris, Chester Higgins, Jr. Allen Jackson, Roshini Kempadoo, Harlee Little, Fern Logan, Stephen Marc, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, John W.Mosley, Ming Smith Murray, Oggi Ogburn, Lorraine O'Grady, Catherine Opie, Gordon Parks, Edgar Eugene Phipps, Adrian Piper, Prentiss H. Polk, Richard Samuel Roberts, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Clarissa T. Sligh, Beuford Smith, James Vanderzee, Maxine Walker, Cynthia Wiggins, Carla Williams, Charles Williams, Pat Ward Williams, Deborah Willis. [Note: complete list of illustrations, not included in the book, are available at Carla Williams's website carlagirl.
4to 30.5 x 23 cm. The most comprehensive list of Black photographers to date, with brief biographical entries on many artists and a few bibliographical entries on approximately half of the hundreds of names. Artists discussed include: Salimah Ali, Omobowale Ayorinde, J.Edward Bailey, III, Anthony Barboza, Donnamarie Barnes, Vanessa Barnes Hillian, Fay D. Bellamy, Lisa Bellamy, Dawoud Bey, Hart Leroy Bibbs, Bonnie Brisset, Barbara Brown, Lisa Brown, Millie Burns, Muriel Agatha Fortune Bush, Cynthia D. Cole, Juanita Cole, Cary Beth Cryor, Tere L. Cuesta, Fikisha Cumbo, Phyllis Cunningham, Pat Davis, Carmen DeJesus, Lydia Ann Douglas, Barbara Dumetz, Joan Eda, Sharon Farmer, Phoebe Farris, Valeria "Mikki" Ferrill, Collette V. Freeman, Rennie George, Bernadette F.
Gibson, Anthony Gleaton, Dorothy Gloster, Lydia Hale-Hammond, Gail Adelle Hansberry, Inge Hardison, Teenie Harris, Madeleine Hill, Zebonia Hood, Vera Jackson, Louise Jefferson, Michelle M. Jeffries, Brent Jones, Brian V. Jones, Julia Jones, Kenneth G.
Jones, Leah Jaynes Karp, Irene C. Kellogg, Lucius King, Romulo Lachatanere, Allie Sharon Larkin, George Larkins, Archy La Salle, Abe C. Lavalais, Joyce Lee, Sa'Longo J. Lewis, Harvey James Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Roy Lewis, Fern Logan, Edie Lynch, Peter Magubane, Jimmie Mannas, Louise Martin, Mickey Mathis, Carroll T.
Maynard, Rhashidah Elaine McNeill, Marlene Montoute, Michelle Morgan, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Marilyn Nance, Yvonne Payne, Patricia Phipps, Ellen Queen, Phillda Ragland, Arkili-Casundria Ramsess, Odetta Rogers, Veronica Saddler, Lloyd Saunders, Cheryl Shackelton, Victoria Simmons, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Clarissa T. Sligh, Ming Smith, Toni Smith, Charlynn Spencer Pyne, Jo Moore Stewart, Celeste P.Stokes, Elisabeth Sunday, Elaine Tomlin, Sandra Turner-Bond, Jacqueline La Vetta Van Sertima, Dixie Vereen, William Onikwa Wallace, Sharon Watson-Mauro, Carrie Mae Weems, Dolores West, Judith C. White, Elizabeth "Tex" Williams, Lucy Williams, Pat Ward Williams, Deborah Willis, Carol R.
Wilson, Jonni Mae Wingard, Ernest Withers, and many, many others. Not all listed in this description, but all individual photographers are cross-listed.
Large stout 4to, pictorial boards, no d. Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present. 81 color plates, 487 b&w illus.
Published to accompany the three-part traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution. Important gathering of photographs of Black subjects by African American photographers from mid-nineteenth century through the present (roughly half from 1980s and 90s) by the pre-eminent historian of this subject. Photographers include: O'Neal Abel, Salima Ali, James Lattimer Allen, Winifred Hall Allen, Amalia Amaki, Linda L. Ashton, Thomas Askew, John B. Bailey, James Presley Ball, Sr.
Thomas Ball, Anthony Barboza, Cornelius M. Battey, Anthony Beale, Arthur P.
Bedou, Donald Bernard, Dawoud Bey, Howard Bingham, Caroll Parrott Blue, Terry Boddie, Rick Bolton, St. Calhoun, Dennis Callwood, Don Camp, Roland Charles, Albert Chong, Carl Clark, Linda Day Clark, Allen Edward Cole, Florestine Perrault Collins, Herbert Collins, Adger Cowans, Renée Cox, Cary Beth Cryor, Steven Cummings, Gerald G. Daniel Dawson, Roy DeCarava, Doris Derby, Stephanie Dinkins, Lou Draper, George Durr, Nekisha Durrett, Edward (Eddie) Eleha, Darrel Ellis, Jonathan Eubanks, Delphine A.
Fawundu, Alfred Fayemi, Jeffrey Fearing, Joe Flowers, Collette Fournier, Jack T. Franklin, Elnora Frazier, Daniel Freeman, Roland L. Freeman, King Daniel Ganaway, Bill Gaskins, Glenalvin Goodridge, Wallace Goodridge, William Goodridge, Bob Gore, Lonnie Graham, Todd Gray, Camille Gustus, Robert Haggins, Austin Hansen, Edwin Harleston, Elise Forrest Harleston, Charles "Teenie" Harris, Doug Harris, Joe Harris, Lyle Ashton Harris, Thomas Allen Harris, Lucius Henderson, Craig Herndon, Leroy Henderson, Calvin Hicks, Chester Higgins, Jr. Milton Hinton, Raymond Holman, Earlie Hudnall, Jr. Curtis Humphrey, Reginald Jackson, Chris Johnson, Brent Jones, Kenneth George Jones, Lou Jones, Benny Joseph, Kamoinge Workshop, Perry A.Kelly, Roshini Kempadoo, Winston Kennedy, Keba Konte, Andree Lambertson, Bill Lathan, Carl E. Lindo, Harlee Little, Fern Logan, Stephen Marc, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Charles Martin, Louise Ozell Martin, Chandra McCormick, Robert H. McNeill, Bertrand Miles, Cheryl Miller, Robert (Bob) Moore, John W. Mosley, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Ming Smith Murray (as Ming Smith), Mansa Mussa, Marilyn Nance, Sunny Nash, Constance Newman, David Ogburn, G. Dwoyid Olmstead, Kambui Olujimi, Villard Paddio, Gordon Parks, D. Pearson, Moira Pernambuco, Bonnie Phillips, John Pinderhughes, P. Polk, Paul Poole, Carl R. Pope, Marion James Porter, Sheila Pree, Eli Reed, Richard Roberts, Wilhelmina Williams Roberts, Orville Robertson, Herb Robinson, Eugene Roquemore, Susan J.
Ross, Ken Royster, Jeffery St. Mary, Richard Saunders, Jeffrey Scales, Addison L. Sengstacke, Harry Shepherd, Accra Shepp, Carl Sidle, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Moneta Sleet, Clarissa Sligh, Beuford Smith, Marvin Smith, Morgan Smith, Frank Stallings, Charles (Chuck) Stewart, Gerald Straw, Ron Tarver, Hank Willis Thomas, Elaine Tomlin, June DeLairre Truesdale, Sheila Turner, Richard Aloysius Twine, James Vanderzee, Vincent Alan W.Walker, Augustus Washington, Lewis Watts, Carrie Mae Weems, Ellie Lee Weems, Jean Weisinger, Edward West, Wendel A. White, Cynthia Wiggins, Carlton Wilkinson, Carla Williams, Charles Williams, Milton Williams, Pat Ward Williams, William Earle Williams, Ernest C. (born November 1946) is an American photographer,  who was a staff photographer with The New York Times for more than four decades, and whose work has notably featured the life and culture of people of African descent.  His photographs have over the years appeared in magazines including Look, Life, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Ebony, Essence and Black Enterprise, and Higgins has also published several collections of his photography, among them Black Woman (1970), Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa (1994), Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging (2000), and Echo of the Spirit: A Photographers Journey (2004). Higgins was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and grew up in New Brockton, Alabama.  He attended Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), where he was mentored by the school's official photographer, P.
Polk, and graduated in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in business management.  Higgins worked as a New York Times photographer from 1975 and exhibited in museums throughout the world. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and has been included in numerous book collections and appeared in publications such as Newsweek, Fortune, Look, Essence and Life.In Before Genesis, Higgins narrates the story of the African beginnings of spirituality, antecedents of the Biblical world along the River Nile from the 6,000-foot high mountains of Kush (modern-day Ethiopia) through Nubia (Sudan) down to the ancient land of Kemet (Egypt). Higgins is represented by the Peter Fetterman Gallery of Santa Monica, California. With Fisher, Marjorie M; Peter Lacovara; Salima Ikram; Ssue H. American University Press Cairo, October 2012. Echo of the Spirit: A Photographers Journey, New York: Doubleday, October 2004. Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging, Boston: Bulfinch Press, November 2000. Feeling The Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa, New York: Bantam Books, 1994. A portrait of the African Diaspora. With Coombs, Orde, Some Time Ago, New York: Doubleday/Anchor Press, 1980. A historical portrait of blacks in the United States between 1850 and 1950. With Coombs, Orde, Drums of Life, New York: Doubleday/Anchor Press. A portrait of the universality of men and the uniqueness of being black in the 1970s. With McDougall, Harold, Black Woman, New York: McCalls Publishing, 1970. A portrait of the universality of women and the uniqueness of being black during the 1960s. With Machobane, Burns, Student Unrest at Tuskegee Institute: A Chronology, Behavioral Science Research Institute, Tuskegee University, Alabama, 1968. An academic community in conflict and its resolution. He will not leave this planet undeclared. He also will not depart this earth without documenting -- through photography -- African Americans, Africans, and African of the Diaspora. Educated at a historically Black college, he found that one teacher of African descent who accepted that his assignment was to get the next generation prepared for a society that would be all too willing and ready to convince Black students of their lack of worth and talent. His Professor was the late P. Polk, photographer at Tuskegee University and the official photographer for Booker T.
Chester recalls that, with the arrogance of youth, he wanted to borrow Mr. Polks's camera (not knowing how to operate the camera). Polk after a short lesson allowed him to take the camera home on weekends. Thus, one of the most celebrated photographers of his generation was able to begin his work, simply because he wanted to document his "family tree" and he had someone who believed that he had not only the right, but also the talent, to do so. Chester Higgins comes from a small town in Alabama, raised by a strong family of women and men within a community that prepared him for the larger society, simply by teaching him his legacy, of others who had come before him and paid the price, so that he and his generation could start their run, already a little closer to the finish line.
He also knew of the many whom had not been given the chance to run the race as he had, and his way of remembering those faces and names was to document their existence. Combining a staff photographer position at The New York Times with a commitment to carry out his own assignment, he provided for me and others through his work a teaching manual, a way to begin to see and imagine how Black people were entitled to be documented. That lesson I would not learn in the technical classes at New York University Graduate Film School, where I was enrolled and would graduate from with my Master of Fine Arts degree. Those lessons of framing, composition and lighting were taught to me as I studied his works, such as the books "The Black Woman"and "Drums of Life, " and continues with "Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa" and his most recent work, Elder Grace. In the faces of these elders, you see that they have run the race, kept the faith, and kept their humanity intact.
The photography of Chester Higgins, Jr. Can be found within the pages of The New York Times, where he has been a staff photographer since 1975.
As one of the premiere African American photographers working today, he continues to exhibit in museums throughout the country and abroad. Higgins is the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Center of Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. His photographs have appeared in Look, Life, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Ebony, Essence and Black Enterprise. Higgins has produced seminal works in the photo-essay form such as the book collections "Black Woman" and "Drums of Life" and most recently, "Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa, " and Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging.
An exhibit of his recent work, "Landscapes of the Soul, " toured nationally (including the Smithsonian) and was shown at The Museum for African Art in New York City in March, 1999. The show, in a review by the New York Times, noted his series of work on Black women as a masterpiece in form, lighting and style. In BrotherMen, images from this exhibition and others are intercut with an on-site interview with Mr. Higgins at the museum and at work photographing an elderly Black woman, whom with deep affection and love he refers to as one of the "snow heads, " paying homage to the wisdom and style of the elders he portrays.
Photographer and author Chester Higgins, Jr. Was born in Fairhope, Alabama. Higginss years attending Tuskegee University in the late 1960s served as his inspiration to pursue a career in photography; during this time, he saw the work of photographer P. Polk, a man who would become his first mentor. Polks images powerfully impacted the viewer because of the way that they showed the dignity of African American life in the rural South during the 1930s.
Halls photography, combined with Higgins acquiring his first camera just in time to bear witness to student unrest on the Tuskegee campus, provided the budding photographer with a strong motivation to document the African American experience in the United States as he saw it unfolding around him. Higgins would compile the work Student Unrest at Tuskegee Institute in 1968 about the events that he saw taking place on campus.
Higgins graduated in 1970 from Tuskegee University, and soon after moved to New York City to begin his professional career; his first assignment was to follow and document the political activities of Jesse Jackson, then a young civil rights activist. In 1975, Higgins began his work as a photographer for the New York Times, an association that would continue throughout his professional career. Over the years, Higginss photographs were also published in Look, Life, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Ebony, Essence and Black Enterprise magazines. In addition to his photojournalistic achievements, Higgins published several collections of his photography, including: Black Woman in 1970; Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa in 1994; the Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging in 2000; and Echo of the Spirit: A Photographers Journey in 2004. Higginss work was featured in a variety of solo exhibits, including the traveling exhibition Landscapes of the Soul, which toured nationally at locations such as the Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum for African Art in New York City.
Selections of Higginss photography were acquired for the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Higgins has been the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Center of Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, and the Andy Warhol Foundation, to carry out his work. Wrestling with issues of memory, place and identity, I see my life as a narrative and my photography as its expression.
My art gives visual voice to my personal and collective memories. It is inside ordinary moments where I find windows into larger meaning.
Light, perspective, and points in time are the pivotal elements I use to reveal an interior presence within my subjects as I search for what I identify as the Signature of the Spirit. Polk (1967-69) Tuskegee University; Arthur Rothstein (1969-78) LOOK magazine/FSA; Cornell Capa (1970-80) International Center of Photography (ICP) and Gordon Parks (1971-80) LIFE magazine. Staff photographer retired, The New York Times, 19752014. Gallery Representation: Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. Egyptological Seminar of New York (ESNY).The Sudan Archaeological Research Society. American Research Center in Egypt. Higgins, Chester with Gayle Wald, Its Been Beautiful: Soul! Higgins, Chester with Marjorie Fisher, Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile. Higgins, Chester Jr with Betsy Kissam, Echo of the Spirit: A Photographers Journey, October 2004.
Higgins, Chester Jr with Betsy Kissam, Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging, November 2000, Bulfinch Press, Boston. Feeling The Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa, Bantam Books, New York, 1994.And Coombs, Orde, Some Time Ago, Doubleday/Anchor Press, New York, 1980. An historical portrait of blacks in the United States between 18501950. And Coombs, Orde, Drums of Life, Doubleday/Anchor Press, New York, 1974.
And McDougall, Harold, Black Woman, McCalls Publishing, New York, 1970. A portrait of the universality of women and the uniqueness of being black during the 60s. And Machobane, Burns, Student Unrest at Tuskegee Institute: A Chronology, Behavioral Science Research Institute, Tuskegee University, Alabama. The New York Times Lens Blog.
Sacred Journey, American Legacy Magazine. Into Africa, American Legacy Magazine, Winter 2001. The Extraordinary Every Day of Living Africa, The New York Times Week in Review, August 27, 2000.Pilgrimage to the Past, Archaeology Magazine, January/February 2000. Polk and Me, Crisis Magazine, December 1998. In the Spirit of Abraham, commonQuestMagazine, Spring, 1998. Journey Through an Ancient Land, TheExplorers Journal, Fall 1997. The Color of Red, ESSENCE, February, 1997. A Friend of Ethiopia and All of Africa, The Ethiopian Mirror, April, 1996. Boyhood Memories of Quilting Time in Alabama. The New York Times, April 4, 1996. A Fathers Rite, The New York Times Magazine, December 27, 1992. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Foot Soldiers of 1963. May 1, 2018 November 30, 2018.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Chester Higgins. October 7, 2017 May 06, 2018.Sugar Hill Childrens Museum, Chester Higgins: Passing Through. October 01, 2016 August 27, 2017. Skoto Gallery, Chester Higgins: Zema. May 21 June 20, 2015. Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Chester Higgins: Unseen Spirit. October 04, 2013 February 01, 2014. May 5 June 13, 2012. New York Universitys Kimmel Center Windows Gallery, NYC. March 1 May 1, 2011.
Carlos Museum/Shatten Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Nubian Dreams: Images of Sudan. June 20 August 15, 2008.Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama. Family, Friends & Acquaintances, July 12 September 2, 2007.
The New York State Museum, Albany, New York. October 29, 2004 April 05, 2005.D, Kristy, Photographer shares African spirit, TheDetroit News, The Arts, November 14, 1996. Lyles, Charlise, Invoking the Spirit, Dayton Daily NewsLifestyle (OH), October 26, 1996. Seidel, Mitchell, Show focuses on Worldwide African Culture, The Sunday Star-Ledger (NJ), September 15, 1996. Winston, Diane, Sermons in black and white, Asbury Park Press (NJ), August 17, 1996. Wildman, David, Photos aim to humanize Africas history, TheBoston Sunday Globe, July 28, 1996. Editors, Photojournalist documents the cultural identities of Africans worldwide Middlesex News (MA), July 25, 1996. Allen, Casey, Chester Higgins Jr. Part III: Adapting to His Surroundings, Studio Photography, July 1996.
McQuaid, Cate, Weaving Africas humanity into art, The Boston Globe, June 27, 1996. Part II: Applying His Craft Worldwide, Studio Photography, June 1996. The item "ORIGINAL AFRICAN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER CHESTER HIGGINS AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND" is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Photographs".
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