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Photography, A Feminist History By Chronicle Books Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781797213835
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 26th, 2021

This feminist retelling of the history of photography puts women in the picture—and, more importantly, behind the camera!


Angela Davis: Seize the Time By Gerry Beegan (Editor), Donna Gustafson (Editor) Cover Image
By Gerry Beegan (Editor), Donna Gustafson (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9783777435749
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Published: Hirmer Publishers - October 2nd, 2020

Inspired by a private archive and featuring contemporary work by artists who acknowledge the continued relevance of Angela Davis’s experience and politics, the essays, interviews, and images in this book provide a compelling and layered narrative of her journey through the junctures of race, gender, economic, and political policy.


A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See By Tina M. Campt Cover Image
$29.95
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ISBN: 9780262045872
Published: The MIT Press - August 24th, 2021

Examining the work of contemporary Black artists who are dismantling the white gaze and demanding that we see--and see Blackness in particular--anew.


Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians By Jeb, Lori Lindsey (Afterword by), Lola Flash (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jeb, Lori Lindsey (Afterword by), Lola Flash (Introduction by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781944860370
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Published: Anthology Editions - March 23rd, 2021

The women in these portraits were some of the first dykes I ever laid eyes on, and the book feels like a lost family album. -Alison Bechdel


Mickalene Thomas By Mickalene Thomas (By (artist)), Kellie Jones, Roxane Gay Cover Image
$125.00
ISBN: 9780714878317
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Published: Phaidon Press - January 5th, 2022

The first comprehensive monograph on Mickalene Thomas, a key figure in 21st-century contemporary art

Over the past two decades, Mickalene Thomas's critically acclaimed and extensive body of work has spanned painting, collage, photography, video, and the immersive installations that have become her signature.


Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be By Kara Walker (Artist), Anita Haldemann (Editor), Maurice Berger (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Kara Walker (Artist), Anita Haldemann (Editor), Maurice Berger (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$65.00
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ISBN: 9783037645574
Published: Jrp Ringier - March 30th, 2021

A beautifully designed panorama of Kara Walker's works on paper--all reproduced for the first time

A New York Times critics' pick Best Art Books 2021


The Soul of a Nation Reader: Writings by and about Black American Artists, 1960-1980 By Mark Godfrey (Editor), Allie Biswas (Editor), Mark Godfrey (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Mark Godfrey (Editor), Allie Biswas (Editor), Mark Godfrey (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$39.95
ISBN: 9781941366325
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Published: Gregory R. Miller & Company - June 1st, 2021

A comprehensive compendium of artists and writers confronting questions of Black identity, activism and social responsibility in the age of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, based on the landmark traveling exhibition

A New York Magazine 2021 holiday gift guide pick


Queer Love in Color By Jamal Jordan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984857644
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 4th, 2021

A photographic celebration of the love and relationships of queer people of color by a former New York Times multimedia journalist

“Thank you, Jamal Jordan, for showing the world what true love looks like.”—Billy Porter


Black Futures By Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399181153
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Published: One World - October 26th, 2021

“A literary experience unlike any I’ve had in recent memory . . . a blueprint for this moment and the next, for where Black folks have been and where they might be going.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?


This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community, and Connection By Jen Hewett Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781611808247
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Published: Roost Books - November 16th, 2021

Celebrate the diverse work of people of color in the craft community and explore the personal, political, and creative potential of textile arts and crafts.


The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse By Valerie Cassel Oliver Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781934351192
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Published: Duke University Press - September 14th, 2021

Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Anita Kunz, Roxane Gay (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anita Kunz, Roxane Gay (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593316146
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Published: Pantheon - November 9th, 2021

From the internationally acclaimed artist, a stunning collection of portraits of ground-breaking women—Joan of Arc, Josephine Baker, Greta Thunberg, Misty Copeland, and many more history-making women whose names have been forgotten and are finally being brought to light. With a Foreword by Roxane Gay


We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World By Jasmin Hernandez, Swizz Beatz (Foreword by), Sunny Leerasanthanah (By (photographer)), Jasmine Durhal (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Jasmin Hernandez, Swizz Beatz (Foreword by), Sunny Leerasanthanah (By (photographer)), Jasmine Durhal (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419747595
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Published: Abrams - February 2nd, 2021

Profiles and portraits of 50 artists and art entrepreneurs challenging the status quo in the art world
 
Confidently curated by Jasmin Hernandez, the dynamic founder of Gallery Gurls, We Are Here presents the bold and nuanced work of Black and Brown visionaries transforming the art world.


Judy Chicago: In The Making By Judy Chicago, Claudia Schmuckli, Jenni Sorkin (With), Janna Keegan (With), Thomas P. Campbell (Foreword by) Cover Image
$49.95
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ISBN: 9780500094327
Published: Thames & Hudson - August 24th, 2021

Published to accompany a major exhibition tracing the career of pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago.


Frida Kahlo. the Complete Paintings By Luis-Martín Lozano, Andrea Kettenmann, Marina Vázquez Ramos Cover Image
$200.00
ISBN: 9783836574204
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Published: Taschen - August 2nd, 2021

Among the few women artists who have transcended art history, none had a meteoric rise quite like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).


The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women By Catherine E. McKinley, Jacqueline Woodson (Foreword by), Edwidge Danticat (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Catherine E. McKinley, Jacqueline Woodson (Foreword by), Edwidge Danticat (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781620403532
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 19th, 2021

A Choice Outstanding Title of the Year
A USA Today "Must-Read for Black History Month"
An NPR "Goats and Soda" Editors' Pick
A BookRiot Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year


Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women over 50 By Grace Bonney Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579659431
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Published: Artisan - November 9th, 2021

POWERFUL WISDOM FROM THE ELDERS OF OUR COMMUNITIES
 
In this rich and multilayered collection of interviews, conversations, and intimate photographs, over 100 trailblazing women describe the ups, downs, and lessons learned while forging their unique paths.


Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births By Michelle Millar Fisher, Amber Winick, Alexandra Lange (Foreword by) Cover Image
$44.95
ISBN: 9780262044899
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Published: The MIT Press - September 14th, 2021

More than eighty designs--iconic, archaic, quotidian, and taboo--that have defined the arc of human reproduction.


Self Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America By iO Tillett Wright, Patrisse Cullors (Foreword by) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9783791386911
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Published: Prestel - September 15th, 2020

In the spirit of Richard Avedon, this book contains striking photographic portraits of 10,000 people from across the US, bringing readers face to face with LGBTQ America.


Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists By Jill Ahlberg Yohe (Editor), Teri Greeves (Editor) Cover Image
By Jill Ahlberg Yohe (Editor), Teri Greeves (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780295745794
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Published: University of Washington Press - June 1st, 2019

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists explores the artistic achievements of Native women and establishes their rightful place in the art world. This landmark book includes works of art from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork to video and digital arts.


GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty By Kahran Bethencourt, Regis Bethencourt, Amanda Seales (Contributions by) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250204561
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 20th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children.

Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales


Celebrate People's History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution By Josh MacPhee (Editor), Charlene Carruthers (Introduction by), Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Josh MacPhee (Editor), Charlene Carruthers (Introduction by), Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9781936932870
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Published: Feminist Press - August 4th, 2020

A full-color graphic history of global dissent and historical activism, celebrating the possibilities of collective resistance--with an introduction by Charlene Carruthers and a foreword by Rebecca Solnit.


Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art By Antwaun Sargent (Editor), Antwaun Sargent (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Thomas Lax (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Antwaun Sargent (Editor), Antwaun Sargent (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Thomas Lax (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$49.95
ISBN: 9781942884590
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Published: D.A.P./Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection - September 22nd, 2020

What's new, now and next from contemporary Black artists

A New York Times 2020 holiday gift guide pick


Black: A Celebration of a Culture By Deborah Willis Cover Image
$35.00
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ISBN: 9781510760158
Published: Skyhorse - November 24th, 2020

Over 500 glorious black-and-white photographs celebrating black culture throughout American history, from Jesse Owens to Barry Bonds, Ella Fitzgerald to Halle Berry.

Tucked away in the dusty halls of the Smithsonian archives and nearly forgotten by most historians, black culture is a vast, complex, interconnected web of different people, trends, and lifestyles.


Picturing Resistance: Moments and Movements of Social Change from the 1950s to Today By Melanie Light, Ken Light Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9781984857583
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2020

A compelling photographic history of the important moments of progressive resistance--from the civil rights movement to the present--to inspire the change-makers and activists of today.