Booker T. Washington and the Art of Self-Representation

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Booker T. Washington embraced photography as the artistic medium to represent himself and Tuskegee Institute because it was economical, technical, utilitarian, and aesthetic: an apt form for a man who preached a gospel of thrift, industry, self-sufficiency, and beauty. Advancements in photography at the end of the nineteenth century allowed Washington to be simultaneously better known and more elusive - an international celebrity with a multitude of identities. Washington produced and directed photographic images by ...

Booker T. Washington and the Art of Self-Representation 2008, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433100109

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