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New Photography Exhibition Puts Focus on Black American Women

Published on January 11, 2011

SELINSGROVE —The Lore Degenstein Gallery will open its spring exhibition, “Women of a New Tribe, a Photographic Celebration of Black American Women,” on Jan. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Susquehanna University. The exhibition, free and open to the public, runs through March 4.

“Women of a New Tribe” is the work of photographer Jerry Taliaferro, who will serve as guest speaker during the opening reception. Taliaferro’s exhibition is a photographic study of the physical and spiritual beauty of black American women, in the style of 1930s and ’40s Hollywood. His subjects come from all walks of life and include the young and the old, mothers and daughters, artists and professionals. In addition, up to 20 local subjects will be photographed and included in the exhibition.

“Black photography is an unrepresented and interesting genre,” said Daniel Olivetti, gallery director. “This is glamorous photography, using the dramatic lighting effects of black and white.”


Karen M. Jones

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