NEXT CAAAP MEETING IS SUNDAY, May 19, 2013, South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL from 2pm until 4pm.
The services for Maxwell Duvall Black
Monday, April 29, 2013
Rock of Ages Baptist Church
1309 W. Madison Street
Maywood, IL 60153
Visitation: 11:00 AM
Service: 12:00 PM
A private repast will follow.
The 2013 CAAAP Elected Officers
Farrad Ali - President
Foster Garvin - Vice President
Abena Sharon Dale - Secretary
Michael Bracey - Treasurer
Bernard Brown - Sergeant of Arms
The 2013 CAAAP GRANT WINNER
Congratulations to CAAAP member
LARRY REDMOND the 2013 winner of the CAAAP GRANT AWARD. He will receive a cash prize is $500 and a solo exhibition.
Larry Redmond, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in Philosophy and minored in English. He later attended the John Marshall Law School, earning a Juris Doctor degree. He studied art and photography at Chicago State University where he developed a passion for Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.
View the CAAAP GRANT AWARD IMAGES
For those financial members interested in applying for the 2014 grant, please download The CAAAP Grant Proposal.
A few of the ladies in CAAAP have donated some images in honor of Women's History Month. Celebrating Women's History Month ~ Images of us - For us - By us...
As the month continues, more images will be submitted. Please check back.
CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS PROGRAM AND EXHIBIT HONORING THE LATE REVEREND ADDIE WYATT. The Chicago Public Library’s Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature presents a new exhibition recognizing the life and work of the late Reverend Addie L. Wyatt. Rev. Wyatt served as co-pastor of Chicago’s Vernon Park Church of God with her husband, the Rev. Claude Wyatt, Jr., and was one of the leading human rights activists in 20th century America. Faith in the Struggle: Rev. Addie Wyatt’s Fight for Labor, Civil Rights and Women’s Rights opens on Saturday, March 23, 1:00pm at Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted Street, and runs through February 2014.
Faith in the Struggle tells Rev. Wyatt’s amazing story with more than 100 items, including photographs, manuscripts, awards, correspondence and memorabilia. Rev. Wyatt was part of the “Great Migration” of African Americans to Northern cities. She became a leader in diverse struggles including fighting for civil rights, women’s rights and labor. As local president of United Packinghouse Workers of America union, she worked directly with civil rights and labor union icons including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A. Phillip Randolph and Congressman Charles Hayes. In addition, she was founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, an early supporter for the National Organization for Women (NOW), and national campaigner for the Equal Rights Amendment. Visit the Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit chicagopubliclibrary.org, or call (312) 745-2080.
The DuSable Museum of African American History in association with the California African American Museum (CAAM) will present an exhibition, Geoffrey and Carmen: A Memoir in Four Movements. The exhibition will include more than 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs, costumes, books and designs by the Tony Award winning director/choreographer/ artist/actor/author Geoffrey Holder and his award-winning wife, dancer/actress/choreographer Carmen DeLavallade. All works in the exhibition were created by the couple whose combined years in the world of entertainment, art and culture total more than a century. The exhibition will provide an intimate look at Holder & DeLavallade and their work as dancers, choreographers, and multi-talented artists, but, it will also be Holder’s gloriously colored paintings and his tributes to his family that will make the exhibition personal and lively.
For more information visit the
DuSable Museum Website.
Myra Greene is an amazing African American professor at Columbia Collge in Chicago. Her latest photographic book series My White Friends features simple color portraits of people in their everyday environments. As the title indicates, the subjects are all Greene’s friends, and they’re all white. Greene asked them questions about “being white” while she photographed them, but they also just chatted as friends.
My White Friends is published as a book by Kehrer Verlag, and can be ordered on their website.
Check ourt Myra as she discusses some of her previous work at lecture at Bucknell University in 2011.
African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition
The Paris Exposition of 1900 included a display devoted to the history and "present conditions" of African Americans. W.E.B. Du Bois and special agent Thomas J. Calloway spearheaded the planning, collection and installation of the exhibit materials, which included 500 photographs. The Library of Congress holds approximately 220 mounted photographs reportedly displayed in the exhibition (LOTs11293-11308), as well as material specially compiled by Du Bois: four photograph albums showing "Types" and "Negro Life" (LOT 11930); three albums entitled "The Black Code of Georgia, U.S.A.," offering transcriptions of Georgia state laws relating to blacks, 1732-1899 (LOT 11932); and 72 drawings charting the condition of African Americans at the turn of the century (LOT 11931). The materials cataloged online include all of the photos in LOT 11930, and any materials in the other groups for which copy negatives have been made.
View these beautiful prints archived and on displayed at the library of congress: African American Photographs for 1900 Paris - Library of Congress.
CAAAP'S MUST HAVE BOOKS:
Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture
Through a rich interpretation of the remarkable photographs W. E. B. Du Bois compiled for the American Negro Exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition, Shawn Michelle Smith reveals the visual dimension of the color line that Du Bois famously called “the problem of the twentieth century.” Du Bois’s prize-winning exhibit consisted of three albums together containing 363 black-and-white photographs, mostly of middle-class African Americans from Atlanta and other parts of Georgia. Smith provides an extensive analysis of the images, the antiracist message Du Bois conveyed by collecting and displaying them, and their connection to his critical thought. She contends that Du Bois was an early visual theorist of race and racism and demonstrates how such an understanding makes the important concepts he developed—including double consciousness, the color line, the Veil, and second sight—available to visual culture and African American studies scholars in powerful new ways.
You can purchase this book at Amazon.com
The Self in Black and White: Race and Subjectivity in Postwar American Photography (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture)
The Self in Black and White is a fascinating and original study of the ways in which notions about race and the self were formed, perpetuated, and contested in American photography during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, with an emphasis on images of the civil rights movement and the War on Poverty. Author Erina Duganne opens with a discussion of the Kamoinge Workshop, an African American photographers' collective from the 1960s. She goes on to discuss the 1965 government-sponsored photography exhibition "Profile of Poverty" which sought to stir up emotional support for the War on Poverty via "documentary" images of poverty and race. She analyzes the complex interconnections of race and artistic subjectivity through a comparison of the careers of Bruce Davidson, who was often praised for the artistic merit of his civil rights images, and Roy DeCarava, who was singled out for the "authenticity" of his Harlem photographs. The Self in Black and White is a compelling interdisciplinary consideration of the eye behind the camera and the formative power it wields.
Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present by Deborah Willis, demands to be included in every American family's library as an essential part of our heritage.
Reflections in Black is the first comprehensive history of black photographers. Featuring the work of undisputed masters such as James VanDerZee, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems among dozens of others, this book is a refutation of the gross caricature of black life that many mainstream photographers have manifested by continually emphasizing poverty over family, despair over hope. Nearly 600 images offer rich, moving glimpses of everyday black life, from slavery to the Great Migration to contemporary suburban life, including rare antebellum daguerrotypes, photojournalism of the civil rights era, and multimedia portraits of middle-class families. A work so significant that it has the power to reconfigure our conception of American history itself, A Los Angeles Times and Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2000, and a Good Morning, America best gift book of 2000. 600 duotone photographs, 32 pages of color. You can purchase this book at Amazon.com
Do you seriously believe that just because you have the word COPYRIGHT on your images in big bold pretty letters that your images are not at risk. Perhaps you think you don't need model releases...HA! Don't play yourself. You need to get and read Photographer's Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age (Lark Photography Book) [Paperback]
Now more than ever, anyone who wants to make money with a digital camera needs this authoritative and approachable guide. Written by the president of the Professional Photographers of America, and a leading New York copyright attorney, it provides photographers and visual artists with the most authoritative legal advice available. Everything is covered, from contracts, subcontracts, releases, and permissions to the copyright laws and all the steps artists should take to register and protect their work. Find out how to use copyright to protect your work from infringement, insure you are properly paid for your work, and how to proceed if your rights are infringed upon.
Purchase this book from Amazon.com
Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is a two-hour film that will explore the role of photography, since its rudimentary beginnings in the 1840s, in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.
Visit our Education and Network Page to view the trailer
Accepted Members of CAAAP can pay Annual dues via this website through paypal. You must be an accepted member to pay through this website. Go to the Join CAAAP page of this website.
Check out this excellent write up by By Ken Ilio from the Chicago Photography Examiner on the photography exhibition at the Woodson Regional Library showcasing the works of members of the Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers.
CAAAP Featured Photographer
Each month CAAAP will feature the photography and info of one of our members. This month we highlight the images of the children of CAAAP by four of our members. Our CAAAP Babies features some of the cutest faces ever. Come have a look at these precious beings of light!
How well do you know the basic terms and elelments of photography? Take CAAAP basic Photography Quiz. The answers can be found on our Education and Networking page of this website.