WorldCat Identities

Willis, Deborah 1948-

Works: 112 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 18,439 library holdings
Genres: History  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Bio-bibliography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Moderator
Classifications: TR680, 770.8996073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deborah Willis
Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America by David C Driskell( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One hundred fifty works by Black artists in Harlem during the 1920s from the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem
Reflections in Black : a history of Black photographers, 1840 to the present by Deborah Willis( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows that the history of black photographers intertwines with the story of African American life, as seen through photographs ranging from antebellum weddings and 1960s protest marches, to portraits of contemporary black celebrities
VanDerZee, photographer, 1886-1983 by Deborah Willis( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James VanDerZee photographed the people and places of his Harlem neighborhood from the time he open a studio in 1912 until near his death in 1986
Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery by Deborah Willis( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this pioneering book, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed nearly 150 photographs--some never before published--from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration ... From photos of the enslaved on plantations and African American soldiers and camp workers in the Union Army to Juneteenth celebrations, slave reunions, and portraits of black families and workers in the American South, the images in this book challenge perceptions of slavery. They show not only what the subjects emphasized about themselves but also the ways Americans of all colors and genders opposed slavery and marked its end."--Jacket
Posing beauty : African American images, from the 1890s to the present by Deborah Willis( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Showcases portrait photography of African Americans taken from the 1890s through the 2000s, along with text discussing the evolution of the idea of beauty for men and women
An illustrated bio-bibliography of Black photographers, 1940-1988 by Deborah Willis( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A visual testimony of the black community through the photographer as witness, documenter, artist and recorder"--Back cover
Black photographers, 1840-1940 : an illustrated bio-bibliography by Deborah Willis( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Picturing us : African American identity in photography ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 18 stimulating essays, black writers, scholars and critics reflect on individual photographs-often a family snapshot-to address questions of black identity
Obama : the historic campaign in photographs by Deborah Willis( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A photographic chronicle of Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign documents his family, his fellow candidates, the voters who selected him, his speeches, and memorable campaign moments and events
A small nation of people : W.E.B. Du Bois and African-American portraits of progress by David L Lewis( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the world prepared for the Exposition Universalle de 1900 in Paris, W. E. B. Du Bois was approached to help represent African American life. He came with a cache of stunning photographs to illustrate the progress of Negroes in America-thereby offering a photographic counterpoint to the prolific stereotyping of blacks that left viewers awestruck. With insights from Pulitzer Prize winner David Levering Lewis and Mac-Arthur Fellow photo historian Deborah Willis, A Small Nation of People presents more than one hundred and fifty of these important photographs together for the first time since their initial unveiling. Here is an incredible treasure trove of illustrations of African Americans in front of their new businesses, universities, and homes-sometimes modest, sometimes elegant. Here, too, are beautiful Victorian-era portraits of blacks whose varied hues show how diverse black Americans truly were. Viewed together, the collection reveals in glorious detail what Du Bois saw-a small nation of people prepared to make their mark on America
Black Venus, 2010 : they called her "Hottentot" by Deborah Willis( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black Venus 2010 traces Baartman's memory in our collective histories, as well as her symbolic history in the construction and identity of black women as artists, performers, and icons. The wide-ranging essays, poems, and images in Black Venus 2010 represent some of the most compelling responses to Baartman. Each one grapples with the enduring legacy of this young African woman who forever remains a touchstone for black women."--Pub. desc
The black female body : a photographic history by Deborah Willis( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Searching for photographic images of black women, Deborah Willis and Carla Williams were startled to find them by the hundreds. In long-forgotten books, in art museums, in European and US archives and private collections, a hidden history of representation awaited discovery. The Black Female Body offers a stunning array of familiar and many virtually unknown photographs. Willis and Williams show how photographs reflected Western culture's fascination with black women's bodies, reinforcing beliefs about racial differences and hierarchies. The authors also show how the powerful images created by twentieth-century photographers increasingly challenged these false beliefs."--Jacket
One shot Harris : the photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris by Stanley Crouch( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The career of noted Afro-American photographer "Teenie Harris" is demonstrated through this collection of his portraits taken mostly in Pittsburgh
Black : a celebration of a culture by Deborah Willis( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Willis (photography, Tisch School of the Arts, New York U.) has assembled an exhilarating collection of black & white photographs in this handsome oversize volume that celebrates Black culture
Visual journal : Harlem and D.C. in the thirties and forties ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Million man march by Michael H Cottman( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Let your motto be resistance : African American portraits by Deborah Willis( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lorna Simpson by Deborah Willis( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The family of black America ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrate the legacy of the African-American family through photographs by the best black photographers - past and present. As the anniversary of the Million Man March draws near, these photographs symbolize the commitment to family and community made in Washington, D.C., in October 1995. The moving text by Michael Cottman explores the families of men who participated in the March and examines how their lives and commitments have been strengthened and affirmed by that
African American vernacular photography : selections from the Daniel Cowin Collection ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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