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Picturing Us African American Identity in Photography by Deborah Willis

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Published by New Pr .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History of specific racial & ethnic groups,
  • Photographs: portraits,
  • Special kinds of photography,
  • Portrait photography,
  • Black American Sociology,
  • Photography Of Specific Subjects,
  • Photography,
  • Art,
  • USA,
  • Portraits,
  • Photo Essays,
  • African Americans

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8666477M
ISBN 101565841077
ISBN 109781565841079

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