Called To The Camera: Black American Studio Photographers

Publication design by Morcos Key

This publication, complementing the New Orleans Museum of Art (NoMA) exhibition with the same title, illustrates the artistic virtuosity, social significance, and political impact of Black photographers working in commercial portrait studios during photography’s first century in the United States.

The book features more than one hundred extraordinary vintage photographs, many of them unique objects and some, published here for the first time.

Highlighting Black subjects on both sides of the camera, Called to the Camera presents a broader and more inclusive history of photography.

228 pp.
9.75 × 11 in.