Tag Archives: African Americans

Tuesday Thoughts and Touching Base

It has been over one month since I posted anything here.  The previous month has been a whirlwind for me. In early April I was surprised and pleased to be invited to present at “Photographing the Re-Imagined Self: Early Black Portraiture in South Africa and the United States.” The invitation came from John Edwin Mason, […]

Good Common Sense – Georgia’s Women in Photography

March has been an unusual month for me, with travel and computer and technical issues taking most of my time. Although I feel a bit like the baby above (Wah!), I did not want this month to pass without writing something about the women involved in Georgia photography, or at least give a nod to […]

African American Photographers in Georgia – Tuesday Tips

John W. Johnston (1882-1966) advertisement, May 5, 1917 Savannah Tribune  Before we are completely out of February, and Black History Month, I wanted to do an update on those Georgia photographers and their associates whom I know to be African American. At least one of these photographers was born in the West Indies (John W. Johnston, […]

Photographers Working in the South – Friday Faces

The end of the year seems a good time for me to post some updates to my previous series of posts on Researching Photographers Working in the South. For my original posts on Georgia and Florida see http://tinyurl.com/pu5ng9q ; on Virginia and West Virginia see http://tinyurl.com/l3gmxy7 ; and on North Carolina see http://tinyurl.com/pe2slcw North Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia – The wonderful Hugh Mangum […]

Georgia Photographers, Oh My Stars!

The week before I left for Austin and the Daguerreian Society Symposium, when I should have been doing other things, I took time out to do some online research on a photographer I knew worked in Tifton, Georgia. I wanted to know more about him – just because. Per usual, other photographers, actually several, appeared […]

An African American Itinerant Photographer, Friday’s Face from the Past

Vienna News, 26 March 1902 page 4; Digital Library of GA South GA Historic Newspapers For the last few years, when I have the time, I have been researching a man named F. P. Pepper (Fremont P, and I believe the “P” may stand for Philip; born about 1855). He is a man who was an […]

Tuesday Tips – More Research News You Can Use

Two Metalworkers, Daguerreotype by unknown photographer, 1855; digital images courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program I was able to attend the Henry D. Green Symposium on the Decorative Art this February, although I had been iced-in the two days before — I was lucky in that I am only a few hours away from […]

The Elephant in My Room – Saturday Stats

A newspaper cut by Earnest S. Wilkinson of the elephant Nemo, renamed Clio, made from a photograph by Kuhns (W.T. and/or J.H.); Aug. 10, 1890 Atlanta Constitution Here are the current statistics for my ongoing, and self-titled, Georgia Photographers Documentation Project. All that Hunting & Gathering for lo these many years surely adds up. Total records = […]

Tuesday Tips for the New Year: Research News You Can Use in 2014

The Infant Photography Giving the Painter an Additional Brush, about 1856 albumen print by Oscar Gustave Rejlander (British, b. Sweden); Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program  Greetings, and happy new year’s eve –  I thought the Infant Photography was a fine symbol announcing the arrival of 2014. I will close the year 2013 […]

Researching Photographers Working in the South – Arkansas

The final post in my Tuesday Tips series on Researching Photographers Working in the South, part 7, covers the state of Arkansas. For a background discussion of photography in Arkansas, see the Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry “Photography” at http://tinyurl.com/lo8q6yu Panorama of Arkansas River and Fort Smith, Arkansas, by Hagerty & Zeller; LC Prints & Photographs PAN US […]