Frances Benjamin Johnston : the Hampton album
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New York, NY : The Museum of Modern Art, [2019].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
779.9 JOHNS

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Book
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200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 31 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781633450813, 1633450813, 1633450805, 9781633450806

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"Unless otherwise noted, works by Frances Benjamin Johnston are from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York."--Colophon.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-197).
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Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952), credited as the first female photojournalist in the United States, was commissioned in 1899 to photograph the Hampton Institute, then a 30-year-old institution dedicated to the education of young African American and Native American men and women. What became known as the Hampton Album, comprised of 159 luxurious platinum plates that offer insight into the daily life of students, originally exhibited in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, is Johnston's signature work, and a touchstone for contemporary artists and historians. The leatherbound album was discovered serendipitously by Lincoln Kirstein in a Washington, DC, bookstore during World War II, and donated to MoMA in 1965. This volume makes the album available to the public in its entirety for the first time, and features a contextualizing essay by curator Sarah Hermanson Meister and a response to the album from artist LaToya Ruby Frazier,--Artbook website (viewed on June 4, 2019)

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APA Citation (style guide)

Johnston, F. B., Meister, S. H., & Frazier, L. R. (2019). Frances Benjamin Johnston: the Hampton album . The Museum of Modern Art.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, Sarah Hermanson, Meister and LaToya Ruby Frazier. 2019. Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album. New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, Sarah Hermanson, Meister and LaToya Ruby Frazier. Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, 2019.

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Johnston, Frances Benjamin, Sarah Hermanson Meister, and LaToya Ruby Frazier. Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album The Museum of Modern Art, 2019.

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