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Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power By Faith Ringgold (Artist), Michele Wallace (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Kirsten Weiss (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Faith Ringgold (Artist), Michele Wallace (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Kirsten Weiss (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$49.95
ISBN: 9783948318130
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Published: Weiss Berlin - March 22nd, 2022

Ringgold's most formative and influential political works are gathered in this beautifully designed clothbound volume


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What Matters Most: Photographs of Black Life: The Fade Resistance Collection By Zun Lee (Editor), Sophie Hackett (Editor), Fred Moten Cover Image
By Zun Lee (Editor), Sophie Hackett (Editor), Fred Moten
$39.95
ISBN: 9781942884941
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Published: Delmonico Books - December 20th, 2022

This powerful collection highlights the importance of snapshots in Black American life: as tools to challenge stereotypes, and as a way to document family and culture


Women Painting Women By Andrea Karnes (Editor), Marla Price (Preface by), Emma Amos (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Andrea Karnes (Editor), Marla Price (Preface by), Emma Amos (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$49.95
ISBN: 9781636810355
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Published: Delmonico Books - May 31st, 2022

Replete with complexities, abjection, beauty and joy, Women Painting Women offers new ways to imagine the portrayal of women, from Alice Neel to Jordan Casteel


Free as They Want to Be: Artists Committed to Memory By Cheryl Finley (Editor), Deborah Willis (Editor) Cover Image
By Cheryl Finley (Editor), Deborah Willis (Editor)
$60.00
ISBN: 9788862087803
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Published: Damiani Ltd - November 8th, 2022

How the photographic arts have embodied the aspiration for freedom in Black America


Comrade Sisters By Stephen Shames (Photographer), Ericka Huggins (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Stephen Shames (Photographer), Ericka Huggins (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$45.00
ISBN: 9781788841757
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Published: Acc Art Books - October 10th, 2022

Foreword by Angela Davis: "This stunning collection of historical photographs, complimented by contemporary conversations with women members of the Black Panther Party, reminds us that women were literally the heart of this new political approach to Black freedom."Many of us have heard these three words: Black Panther Party.


A World History of Women Photographers By Luce Lebart, Marie Robert Cover Image
$85.00
ISBN: 9780500025413
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 25th, 2022

A magnificently illustrated history showcasing the work of three hundred women photographers from all over the world, from the invention of the medium through to the present. 


Women's Work: From feminine arts to feminist art By Ferren Gipson Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780711264656
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Published: Frances Lincoln - July 12th, 2022

This powerful and insightful work offers a bold celebration of the innovative, brilliant artists reclaiming the idea of ‘women’s work’.
 
In the history of western art, decorative and applied arts – including textiles and ceramics – have been separated from the ‘high arts’ of painting and sculpture and deemed to be more suitable for


Holding Space: Life and Love Through a Queer Lens By Ryan Pfluger, Janicza Bravo (Foreword by), Brandon Kyle Goodman (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Ryan Pfluger, Janicza Bravo (Foreword by), Brandon Kyle Goodman (Contributions by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781648961571
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - November 8th, 2022

Featuring 100 stunning color photographs of queer, interracial couples taken by a renowned photographer for the New York Times Magazine, Time, Rolling Stone, and more, this incredible photo and story collection depicts modern love and relationships in all their joy, vulnerability, and affection.
 
Throughout 2020 and 2021, during a time of intense personal and politica


Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series By Carrie Mae Weems (Photographer), Sarah Elizabeth Lewis (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Carrie Mae Weems (Photographer), Sarah Elizabeth Lewis (Foreword by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9781735762968
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Published: Mw Editions - November 1st, 2022

"In book form, Kitchen Table is more intimate.... Unlike the experience of meandering through a museum, stepping back to appreciate the images and nearing the text panels to skim them, the pace of exploration is now in a person's hands." -Hilary Moss, New York Times


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Carrie Mae Weems: A Great Turn in the Possible By Carrie Mae Weems (Photographer), Iris Dressler (Preface by), Elvira Dyangani Ose (Preface by) Cover Image
By Carrie Mae Weems (Photographer), Iris Dressler (Preface by), Elvira Dyangani Ose (Preface by)
$75.00
ISBN: 9781636810751
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Published: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) - November 29th, 2022

The most comprehensive survey of Weems' genre-defying oeuvre yet published


Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight By Betye Saar (Artist), Stephanie Seidel (Editor), Alex Gartenfeld (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Betye Saar (Artist), Stephanie Seidel (Editor), Alex Gartenfeld (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9781636810362
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Published: Delmonico Books - September 20th, 2022

Rarely seen installation works that exemplify this pioneering artist's critical focus on Black identity and Black feminism


Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power By Gordon Parks (Photographer), Lisa Volpe (Editor), Cedric Johnson (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Gordon Parks (Photographer), Lisa Volpe (Editor), Cedric Johnson (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$50.00
ISBN: 9783969990940
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Published: Steidl - September 27th, 2022

A nuanced profile, in image and text, of the great Black Power leader at the exhilarating moment of the movement's ascendancy


Joan Didion: What She Means By Joan Didion, Hilton Als (Editor), Connie Butler (Editor) Cover Image
By Joan Didion, Hilton Als (Editor), Connie Butler (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781636810577
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Published: Delmonico Books - November 8th, 2022

An exploration of the visual corollary to Didion's life and work and the feeling that each generates in her admirers, detractors and critics--including artists from Helen Lundeberg to Diane Arbus, Betye Saar to Maren Hassinger, Vija Celmins and Andy Warhol


Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898-1971 By Doris Berger (Editor), Rhea L. Combs (Editor), Whoopi Goldberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Doris Berger (Editor), Rhea L. Combs (Editor), Whoopi Goldberg (Foreword by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9781636810515
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Published: Delmonico Books - October 18th, 2022

The overlooked yet vibrant history of Black participation in American film, from the beginning of cinema through the civil rights movement


Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments By Carell Augustus, Forest Whitaker (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Carell Augustus, Forest Whitaker (Foreword by)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781728258393
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Published: Sourcebooks - October 4th, 2022

"Carell Augustus is a genius." —Karamo Brown

A visionary photography book that brings together the best of classic Hollywood with today's iconic Black entertainers for an immersive experience unlike anything you've ever seen before.


In the Black Fantastic By Ekow Eshun Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780262047258
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Published: The MIT Press - September 6th, 2022

A richly illustrated exploration of Black culture at its most wildly imaginative, artistically ambitious, and politically urgent.


Revolution Is Love: A Year of Black Trans Liberation By Qween Jean (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Joela Rivera (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Mikelle Street (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Qween Jean (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Joela Rivera (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Mikelle Street (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$45.00
ISBN: 9781597115308
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Published: Aperture - October 25th, 2022

Revolution Is Love: A Year of Black Trans Liberation is the powerful and celebratory visual record of a contemporary activist movement in New York City, and a moving testament to the enduring power of photography in activism, advocacy, and community.


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.


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.


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.


Frida Kahlo: Her Universe By Frida Kahlo (Artist), Jessica Maricarmen Serrano Bandala (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Gerardo Estrada (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Frida Kahlo (Artist), Jessica Maricarmen Serrano Bandala (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Gerardo Estrada (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$65.00
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ISBN: 9788417975531
Published: Rm - December 7th, 2021

The iconic Mexican painter as seen through almost 300 archival items, from her wardrobe to her personal art collection


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
ISBN: 9780500094327
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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

Winner of the African Photobook of the Year Award

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.


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


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Amy Sherald: The World We Make By Amy Sherald (Artist), Kevin Quashie (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Jenni Sorkin (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Amy Sherald (Artist), Kevin Quashie (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Jenni Sorkin (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$55.00
ISBN: 9783906915722
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Published: Hauser & Wirth Publishers - January 10th, 2023

The long-awaited first major monograph on the iconic portraitist of Black Americans