This groundbreaking study explores the visual representations of Black culture across the globe throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.
The African diaspora - a direct result of the transatlantic slave trade and Western colonialism - has generated a wide array of artistic achievements, from blues and reggae to the paintings of the pioneering American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner and the music videos of Solange.
This study concentrates on how these works, often created during times of major social upheaval and transformation, use Black culture both as a subject and as context.
- Author: Richard J. Powell
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: October 2021