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Author Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer.

Title Frances Benjamin Johnston : the Hampton album / Sarah Hermanson Meister ; with a contribution by LaToya Ruby Frazier.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The Museum of Modern Art, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    779.9378 Johnston,F JOH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 31 cm
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Note "Unless otherwise noted, works by Frances Benjamin Johnston are from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York."--Colophon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-197).
Summary Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952), credited as the first female photojournalist in the United States, was commissioned in 1899 to photograph the Hampton Institute, then a 30-year-old institution dedicated to the education of young African American and Native American men and women. What became known as the Hampton Album, comprised of 159 luxurious platinum plates that offer insight into the daily life of students, originally exhibited in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, is Johnston's signature work, and a touchstone for contemporary artists and historians. The leatherbound album was discovered serendipitously by Lincoln Kirstein in a Washington, DC, bookstore during World War II, and donated to MoMA in 1965. This volume makes the album available to the public in its entirety for the first time, and features a contextualizing essay by curator Sarah Hermanson Meister and a response to the album from artist LaToya Ruby Frazier-- Artbook website (viewed on June 4, 2019).
Subject Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952. Hampton album.
Hampton Institute -- Pictorial works.
Freedmen -- Education -- Virginia -- Hampton -- Pictorial works.
Indians -- Education -- Pictorial works.
Documentary photography -- Virginia -- Hampton.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Photograph collections.
Photograph collections -- New York (State) -- New York.
Added Author Meister, Sarah Hermanson, contributor.
Frazier, LaToya Ruby, 1982- contributor.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.).
Added Title Hampton album
ISBN 9781633450813 (hbk.)
1633450813 (hbk.)

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