Identity and Affirmation: African American Post War Photography

California State University, Northridge Art Galleries

October 23- December 10, 2011

Part of The Getty Foundation’s

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Identity and Affirmation: African American Post War Photography will consist of 145 images produced by Los Angeles artists, exploring modernist tendencies in the work of the artists as they embraced and depicted the vibrant development of the arts, music, politics, family, and social life in the Black community and Los Angeles at large. The innovative improvisations of jazz, of particular importance during this period, 1945 – 1980, can be seen in the work of these photographers in both their subjects and approaches to photography. The photographs will be drawn from the collections of nine of the photographers whose work makes up the majority of the approximately 850,000 African-American images held in the archives of the Institute including Roland Charles, Guy Crowder, Jack Davis, Bob Douglas, Joe Flowers, Maxie Floyd, Calvin Hicks, Bob Moore, and Charles Williams.

Gallery Hours
Mon – Sat: Noon – 4pm, Thurs: Noon – 8pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays.
Entrance is free. Parking in all lots is $6.00 per day/24 hours per day/seven days a week.
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California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA, 91330-8299

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In the News

‘Identity and Affirmation: Postwar African-American Photography’ opens today at CSUN
(Daily News, October 23, 2011)
‘Identity and Affirmation,’ Exhibition of 125 Photographs is Cal State Northridge’s Contribution to Region-Wide Pacific Standard Time Initiative
(September 27, 2011)
CSUN Adds to Its Collection of Works by Pioneering American Photographer Guy Crowder
(September 19, 2011)
Cal State Northridge Begins Work on ‘Pacific Standard Time’
(November 17, 2010)

This exhibition is made possible through a grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles as part of the special initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.