Anthony Barboza, b. 1944, is a celebrated artist, writer, and photographer.
Swann Galleries’ Thursday, October 8, 2022, sale of African American Art offers a selection of the best in the genre as the house marks its 15th year of dedicated auctions to work by African American and Black artists.
The Kamoinge Workshop is a photography collective that was founded in Harlem in 1963.
“We are beyond thrilled with the results of the Thursday, October 7, 2021, auction, which was a historic sale for Swann Galleries: our first auction to hammer over $4 million.
It’s Halloween in Harlem, sometime in the 1970s. Five children stand in a shadowed doorway: Mickey Mouse and a little monster pose at the top of the steps, while Superman is already on the move toward the next house.
In 1963, the Kamoinge Workshop produced their first portfolio of photographs taken by members who made up the group. The portfolio included a statement that read: “The Kamoinge Workshop represents fifteen black photographers whose creative objectives reflect a concern for truth about the world, about society and about themselves.”
Portrait of African American activist and writer Sister Souljah, Harlem, New York, 1993.