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Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

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ISBN-10: 1469609789

ISBN-13: 9781469609782

Edition: 2013

Authors: Leigh Raiford

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In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Raiford analyzes why activists chose photography over other media, explores the doubts some individuals had about the strategies, and shows how photography became an increasingly effective, if complex, tool in representing black political interests.Offering readings of the use of photography in the antilynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Raiford focuses on key transformations in technology,…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 8/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Leigh Raiford is assistant professor of African American studies at the University of California, Berkeley.