Kamoinge (means "a group of people working together" in Kikuya, an East African language) was formed in New York in 1963 to address the under-representation of black photographers in the art world. The group was founded by Louis Draper, Ray Francis, Herbert Randall and Albert Fennar, with Roy DeCarava serving as its first director.
I'm excited for this group show which is sure to represent a diverse array of imagery and subjects from the talented Kamoinge group.
Photographers in the show are:
Anthony Barboza, Adger W Cowans, Salimah Ali, Mark Blackshear, Gerald Cyrus, C. Daniel Dawson, Albert Fenner, Collete Fournier, Russell K. Frederick, Ronald Herard, Jerry Jack, Wayne Lawrence, Toni Parks, John Pinderhughes, Herbert Randall, Eli Reed, Herb Robinson, Radcliffe Roye, Jamel Shabazz, Darryl Sivad, Ming Murray Smith, Frank Stewart, June DeLairre Truesdale, Shawn Walker
The show will be on view at Calumet Photo from February 1 - 20, 2010.
Opening: Friday, February 5th, from 6:00-9:00pm
Calumet Photo, 22 West 22nd Street, New York City, 10010.
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