MEMBERS Events, News & Exhibitions


The Chicago Alliance of African American Photograhers (CAAAP)
will be the official photograhers for the 28th Annual African Festival of the Arts- September 1- 4, 2017


Please support this wonderful end of the summer event by purchasing tickets here on the
Africa International House
website!


African Festival of The Arts

African Festival of The Arts

 

In loving memory


Robert 'Bobby' Sengstacke Robert 'Bobby' Sengstacke

Officers and members of the Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers (CAAAP), Share warm stories and say goodbye at the Homegoing memorial service for one of CAAAP's conerstone members, Robert Sengstacke.


Saying goodbye to one of our own

Pictured: Past President - Foster Garvin, Secretary - Abena Sharon Dale
Photo by Matt Marion Gibson IV

JAVET M. KIMBLE

CAAAP remembers Javet M. Kimble. A trailblazer, a visionary, a shining star in the world of photography in Chicago. Javet M. Kimble made his transition in December of 2015. The next issue of the JOURNEY Magazine will pay tribute to our fellow CAAAP member.

Javet M. Kimble

We are sad to announce the passing of CAAAP members Ms. Rosalind Glanton and Mr. Rudy Hudson in 2010

Rudy Hudson
Ms Rosalind Glanton
Rudy Hudson Rosiland Glanton

 

 

CAAAP CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF DR. MARGARET BURROUGHS

We are sad to announce the passing Dr. Margaret Burroughs. Mayor Richard Daley said: "Through her artistic talent and wide breadth of knowledge, she gave us a cultural gem, the DuSable Museum of African American History. But she herself was a cultural institution

 

Dr. Margaret Burroughs

Margaret Burroughs was born in St. Rose, Louisiana, on November 1, 1917, and moved with her family to the South Side of Chicago in 1922. Burroughs studied at Englewood High School and also attended George Neal's art classes. Her earliest involvement in political activism began when she and classmate Gwendolyn Brooks joined the NAACP Youth Council. She studied at Chicago State and became an art teacher at DuSable High School. She married fellow artist Bernard Goss in 1939, and their coach-house flat became a social center, dubbed "little Bohemia," for a wide and interracial circle of friends and colleagues. Burroughs worked tirelessly to establish the South Side Community Art Center which opened in 1940 and became the youngest member of its board. She also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and received her MFA in 1948. During her travel to Mexico she studied at the Esmerelda School of Art and Taller de Grafica under Leopoldo Mendez, a prominent printmaker of the Diego Rivera circle. The Mexican muralists use of social commentary inspired her work. Burroughs worked in many mediums, showing special facility in water colors and linocut print-making. She is also an accomplished poet and author of children's books. In 1961, with second husband Charles Burroughs, she founded the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago.

Dr. Margaret Burroughs
More information about the life of Dr. Margaret Burroughs can be found on the following sites:
Black Vocies
Jack and Jill Politics
History Makers