As We Rise : Photography from the Black Atlantic

Cole, Teju; Sealy, Mark; Ikiriko, Liz; Montague, Kenneth; Brielmaier, Isolde; Colard, Sandrine; Desrosiers, Daisy; O'Neil, Lawrence; Crooks, Julie; Miller, Letticia Cosbert; Selman, Teka; Whitley, Zoé; Willis, Deborah and The Wedge Collection. As We Rise : Photography from the Black Atlantic. New York, NY: Aperture Foundation, 2021.

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Abstract (English)

"As We Rise presents an exciting compilation of photographs from African diasporic culture. With over one hundred works by Black artists from Canada, the Caribbean, Great Britain, the United States, South America, as well as throughout the African continent, this volume provides a timely exploration of Black identity on both sides of the Atlantic.

As Teju Cole describes in his preface, “Too often in the larger culture, we see images of Black people in attitudes of despair, pain, or brutal isolation. As We Rise gently refuses that. It is not that people are always in an attitude of celebration—no, that would be a reverse but corresponding falsehood—but rather that they are present as human beings, credible, fully engaged in their world.” Drawn from Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Wedge Collection in Toronto—a Black-owned collection dedicated to artists of African descent—As We Rise looks at the multifaceted ideas of Black life through the lenses of community, identity, and power." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Cole, Teju (Author); Sealy, Mark (Author); Ikiriko, Liz (Author); Montague, Kenneth (Author); Brielmaier, Isolde (Author); Colard, Sandrine (Author); Desrosiers, Daisy (Author); O'Neil, Lawrence (Author); Crooks, Julie (Author); Miller, Letticia Cosbert (Author); Nzewi, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. (Artist); Selman, Teka (Author); Whitley, Zoé (Author); Willis, Deborah (Author); The Wedge Collection
Dossier: 390 - WEDGE COLLECTION (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 184 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN: 9781597115100
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Aperture Foundation
Artists: Clarke, Michèle Pearson; Clark, June; Charlton, Jorian; Guibinga, Yannis Davy; Douglas, Stan; DeFreitas, Erika; Havre, Jérôme; Hendricks, Barkley L.; Jackson, Ayana V.; Jordan, Anique; Morgan, Jalani; Oloyede, Bidemi; Lawson, Deana; Petros, Dawit L.; Shabazz, Jamel; Simmons, Xaviera; Simpson, Lorna; Tagny, Eve; Thomas, Mickalene; Turner, Camille; Weems, Carrie Mae; [et alii]
Critics / Curators / Historians: Montague, Kenneth
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Ontario > Wedge Curatorial Projects (Toronto)
Copyright Statement: Aperture Foundation

Includes biographical notes.
Includes bibliographical references.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 22:01
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2022 21:23
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