1. Viewfind: Emma Uwejoma | Between Identities: Growing Up Ngwako

2. Aperture: Renée Cox: A Taste of Power

3. Boston Globe: Harvard, BU photography exhibits take a deep look at race

4. DAZED: These photos lift the lid on a woman’s most private moment — Photographer Nydia Blas brings race, sexuality, and motherhood together for an ongoing series exploring the complications of being a woman

5. Artsy: These Black Panther Party Members Show a Different Face of a Misunderstood Organization

6. The Index Gallery: When Living Is A Protest by photographer Ruddy Roye

7. TIME LightBox: Ruddy Roye is TIME’s pick for Instagram photographer of 2016 | ti.me/2g1FNdW

8. Another Magazine: Carrie Mae Weems’ Powerfully Subversive Oeuvre


10. TIME: Ed Ou — I’m a Journalist and I Was Stopped From Covering Standing Rock

11. Photo District News: Standing at Standing Rock — Josue Rivas

12. LENS BLOG: Black Male Glamour, as Style and Substance

13. Hyperallergic: Yale Highlights an Archive of African-American Culture on Its 75th Anniversary

14. Apeture Blog: The Radical Power of the Black Feminine Gaze = Carrie Mae Weems

15. Hyperallergic: In a Show of African Portrait Photography, the Figure Fades Away

16. VICE\I-D: the politics of art and the black body

17. The Chicago Reader: Interview | Latoya Ruby Frazier The Photographer

18. WAMC PODCASTS: Episode 05 — Zora Murff — Photographer

19. STRANT: A Brief Interview with Adriana Yvette Monslave

20. ELLO: Meet Photographic Artist Andre Wagner

21. Huffington Post: Ghostly Photos Explore What — And Who — American History Forgets

22. Hyperallergic: At Home in Harlem

23. Harvard has photographer Carrie Mae Weems to thank — The Boston Globe

24. Carrie Mae Weems | The Brooklyn Rail

25. Into the Spotlight: Forgotten African American films finally get national recognition — Atlanta Magazine

26.Hank Willis Thomas Joins Public Art Fund’s Board of Directors

27. Happy Birthday to Roy DeCarava. In this #MetArtistProject episode, Dawoud Bey reflects on several of his works

28. The Fader: How This Photographer Confronts The Freedoms Denied To Black Americans Nona Faustine’s haunting images of obstructed national monuments examine the fallacies of American history. “I feel strongly that artists are the conscience of our country and our society,” Nona Faustine explains.

29. Artsy: 17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017 feat John Edmons & Genevieve Gaignard

30. Aperture Foundation: 5 Highlights from the 2016 Addis Foto Fest

31. Live Fast Mag: Wendy Red Star Creates Unforgettable Art About Her Native American Ancestry

32. Smithsonian Blog: HENRY CLAY ANDERSON’S PHOTOGRAPHS — Greenville, Miss.

Screenshot from The New Yorker


34. Aperture Blog: Decolonizing Photography: A Conversation With Wendy Red Star

35.Huffington Post: Why Photographer Nydia Blas Only Makes Images Of Women Of Color

36. LENSCRATCH: Alysia Burton Steele: The States Project: Mississippi A meaningful project on learning from our elders

37. VSCO: Season’s Greetings Words and photographs by Andre Wagner

38. Lens Blog: Adgar Cowans, The Heartbeat of Our Being, in Black and White

39. Timeless: Photographs by Kamoinge by Elizabeth Avedon

40. Dazed: Photographer Nona Faustine puts the black body into focus

41. CBS: Instagram photographer Ruddy Roye bringing his truth to the masses

42. Essence: Voices Of The New America: Meet The Photographer Dedicated To Uplifting Disenfranchised Communities

43. Strange Fire Collective| Q&A: Nydia Blas — “The Girls Who Spun Gold.”

44. BOOK: Don Russell Cowboys of Color

In this episode of Black America we sit down with Visual artist and celebrated photo-journalist Chester Higgins, Jr. We talk about his style, his influences and look at examples of his beautiful work in photos. (Taped: 12/14/16)

45. CUNYTV — Black America — Visual Art with Chester Higgins, Jr.

46. Culture Type Picks: The 12 Best Black Art Books of 2016

47. Aperture Foundation: Erizku’s fabulous, self-possessed sitters resist categorization:

48. Preserving the history of America’s first black filmmakers

49. The white hipster who saw #Harlem in full color; Carl Van Vechten was a controversial chronicler of black culture

50. Artsy: New York Artist Nona Faustine Exposes the City’s Slaveholding Past

51. A Chronicler of Philadelphia’s 20th-Century Black Life; Between the 1930s and ’60s, John W. Mosley made photographs without any expectation that white people would see them. His intended audience was black.

52. Brain Pickings: Teju Cole on How the Paradox of Photography Clarifies the Central Anxiety of Existence

53. NBC News: Frederick Douglass: Always Ready For His Close-up

54. Columbus Dispatch: Columbus photographer Kojo Kamau dies at age 77

55. Rogerline Johnson Sr., local African American photographer in Helena, Arkansas

56. In Memoriam: Remembering the photographers we lost in 2016 — Feat. Malik Sidibe & Howard Bingham

57. Ain’t-Bad: Today we interview Priya Kambli, who uses personal vernacular photographs as a way to…

58. Aperture Foundation: Black Lives, Silver Screen: Ava DuVernay and Bradford Young in Conversation

59. 14 Photographers Explore Mythologies Surrounding Blackness | The Creators Project

60. She The People TV: Nydia Blas Frames Women of Colour

61. Artsy: #SusanCahan’s new book #MountingFrustration explores how African-American artists fought to diversify museums.



2. Photo NOLA: Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye Workshop: Streets & Portraits. December 8 + 9, 2016

3. Ruddy Roye Lecture: When Living Is a Protest — December 11, 2016 | Louisiana State Museum

4. Nona Faustine Exhibition: My Country | Camera Club of New York — Exhibition Dates: December 8, 2016 — January 14, 2017

5. Addis Foto Festival 2016, photography in Ethiopia | Dec. 15th-20th

6. Carrie Mae Weems: I once knew a girl… exhibition at The Cooper Gallery

7. Nona Faustine: “Lenapehoking, In The Land Of The Lenape”, Brooklyn Borough Hall “My Country” solo exhibition Baxter St. Camera Club NYC Thurs Dec 8th 6–8

8. Ming Smith @ Steven Kasher Gallery &

Ming Smith retrospective at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

9. Anthony Hernandez at Pritzker

10. Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from The Hill — Dec 17, 2016–Jun 30, 2017 MUSEUM OF ART LOBBY

11. Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill


  1. Elias Williams — New York Times & New York Times & Here & Here
  2. Oriana Koren — New York Times
  3. Andrea Morales — New York Times
  4. Andrea D. Wagner — New York Times
  5. Edwin J. Torres — New York Times
  6. Demetrius Freeman — New York Times
  7. Tampa Bay Times: All Eyes Gallery, favorite photos of 2016

8. Ruddy Roye — New York Times

9. CAROLINA HIDALGO | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO: A Look Back: Our favorite photos from 2016

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