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GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250204561
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 20th, 2020


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

Black Futures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399181139
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Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony
A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present
An infinite geography of possible futures

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

Celebrate People's History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution Cover Image
By Josh MacPhee (Editor), Charlene Carruthers (Introduction by), Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
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 Cover Image
By Antwaun Sargent (Editor), Antwaun Sargent (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Thomas Lax (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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

Kusama: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781786277169
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 15th, 2020

From rural Japan to international icon - Yayoi Kusama has spent her remarkable life immersed in her art.

Follow her incredible journey in this vivid graphic biography which details her bold departure from Japan as a young artist, her embrace of the buzzing New York art scene in the 1960s, and her eventual return home and rise to twenty-first-century super-fame.

Stop Telling Women to Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We're Taking Back Our Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580058483
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Published: Seal Press - February 4th, 2020

The debut book from a celebrated artist on the urgent topic of street harassment

Brown Bohemians: Honoring the Light and Magic of Our Creative Community Cover Image
ISBN: 9781576879238
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Published: powerHouse Books - February 18th, 2020

Brown Bō'hēmians captures the essence and voice of an underrepresented demographic: creative people of color. Influenced by a deeply held belief that stories sculpt our collective narrative, a group of authors and artists came together to create this first-of-its-kind collection.

Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250113382
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2020

The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today

"[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." —Publisher's Weekly

New Queer Photography: Focus on the Margins Cover Image
By Benjamin Wolbergs (Editor)
ISBN: 9781584237563
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Published: Gingko Press - November 17th, 2020

"This book is all about fearless queer photography." i-D / Vice

Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one's own sexuality beyond the limits imposed by taboos. Not only does it allow for a risk-free, playful exploration of gender and forbidden desires, but it is unique in capturing its contradictions.

Black: A Celebration of a Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510760158
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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 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984857583
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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.

I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683962113
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Published: Fantagraphics - September 10th, 2019

 This debut graphic novel tells the true life story of a pioneering female painter.