Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897-1922 [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kathelene McCarty Smith, Assistant Professor and Instruction and Outreach Archivist (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: “A picture is worth a thousand words” is the perfect idiom for a book that so effectively conveys the power and intimacy that can be captured by portrait photography. Before the reader even opens the book, Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897-1922, they will notice the striking image of a young African American woman on the cover. Her eyes are compelling, and they beckon you to look inside where you will discover a striking collection of portraits created from Mangum’s original multiple-image glass plate negatives. His subjects’ gazes give silent testimony to life in Post-Reconstruction North Carolina and Virginia.

Additional Information

The Southeastern Librarian, Vol. 67, No. 3, Fall
Language: English
Date: 2019
Hugh Mangum, photography, book review

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