thisbridgecalledmyblog:

nosdrinker:

fyeahusheraymond:

These photos are 11 years apart. Just let that sink in.

they don’t even look 11 minutes apart

Nah stahp. For real tho???

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Reblogged from Dare To Be Black
liberations-photography:

Edna - Photographer: Liberations

liberations-photography:

Edna - Photographer: Liberations

Reblogged from hi-Imcurrentlyobsessed

samkidanuengirl:

charlottesharks:

Barbapapa, photographer Isabelle Chapuis 

this is fuckin brilliant

Reblogged from BLACK FASHION
mzconduct:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Alpha - North Carolina A & T 1958 💙

mzconduct:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Alpha - North Carolina A & T
1958
💙

itsdleon:

A mother lost her child. A father lost his son. A young man lost his life. #JusticeForMikeBrown

realitytvgifs:

Eve chats w/ the ladies of Sisterhood of Hip Hop TONIGHT at 9/8c on Oxygen!

realitytvgifs:

Eve chats w/ the ladies of Sisterhood of Hip Hop TONIGHT at 9/8c on Oxygen!

urbanautica:

George Dureau'Black 1973-1986Higher Pictures, New York 31.5.2012 - 13.7.2012Higher Pictures presents Black the first New York solo exhibition by George Dureau (B. 1930 New Orleans). The exhibition consists of fifteen photographs from 1973 - 1986 whose subjects are black males, all New Orleans locals.With a cult-like following, George Dureau’s photographs are a striking mix of carnal and heroic, unsentimental yet completely intimate and personal. Known as a painter who began making photographs as an extension of his paintings, Dureau’s photographs are a significant contribution to art history, yet somehow, even today, are largely unknown.
On the obvious link to Robert Mapplethorpe, Claude J. Summers had this to say:
Dureau’s photographs have often been compared with those of Robert Mapplethorpe. But the influence runs not from Mapplethorpe to Dureau but from Dureau to Mapplethorpe. The photographers were friends in the early 1970s. Mapplethorpe was greatly moved by Dureau’s photographs, even to the point of restaging many of Dureau’s earlier compositions. For all their similarities, however, the photographs of Dureau and Mapplethorpe are quite different. Whereas Mapplethorpe exhibits his subjects as cool and objective, self-contained and remote icons, Dureau presents his as exposed and vulnerable, playful and needy, complex and entirely human individuals. The difference is foremost a matter of empathy.
George Dureau was born on December 28, 1930. He attended Louisiana State University, where he received a B.A. in fine arts in 1952. After serving in the United States Army, he briefly attended Tulane University, where he studied architecture.
© Higher Pictures

urbanautica:

George Dureau
'Black 1973-1986
Higher Pictures, New York 
31.5.2012 - 13.7.2012


Higher Pictures presents Black the first New York solo exhibition by George Dureau (B. 1930 New Orleans). The exhibition consists of fifteen photographs from 1973 - 1986 whose subjects are black males, all New Orleans locals.

With a cult-like following, George Dureau’s photographs are a striking mix of carnal and heroic, unsentimental yet completely intimate and personal. Known as a painter who began making photographs as an extension of his paintings, Dureau’s photographs are a significant contribution to art history, yet somehow, even today, are largely unknown.

On the obvious link to Robert Mapplethorpe, Claude J. Summers had this to say:

Dureau’s photographs have often been compared with those of Robert Mapplethorpe. But the influence runs not from Mapplethorpe to Dureau but from Dureau to Mapplethorpe. The photographers were friends in the early 1970s. Mapplethorpe was greatly moved by Dureau’s photographs, even to the point of restaging many of Dureau’s earlier compositions. For all their similarities, however, the photographs of Dureau and Mapplethorpe are quite different. Whereas Mapplethorpe exhibits his subjects as cool and objective, self-contained and remote icons, Dureau presents his as exposed and vulnerable, playful and needy, complex and entirely human individuals. The difference is foremost a matter of empathy.

George Dureau was born on December 28, 1930. He attended Louisiana State University, where he received a B.A. in fine arts in 1952. After serving in the United States Army, he briefly attended Tulane University, where he studied architecture.

© Higher Pictures

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dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos

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