The artist portrait series: images of contemporary African American artists

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Fern Logan's collection of photographic portraits documents the emergence of the African American artist into mainstream American art. ""The Artist Portrait Series"" captures 60 significant artists from the late 20th century. Each duotone portrait is accompanied by Logan's commentary on the artist. Logan began her career as a nature, landscape and architectural photographer, but in 1983, resolving to put the human figure into her repertoire, she began creation of the photodocumentary Artist Portrait Series. Her philosophy of art as an educational tool prompted her to document the accomplishments of such highly skilled visual artists as Gordon Parks, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Roy DeCarava and Romare Bearden. Logan expanded the project to promote recognition for prominent black artists in theatre, television, film, music, dance and literature, including Alvin Ailey, Maya Angelou and Adolph Caesar. Her subjects include well-known artists as well as those who were emerging at the time they were photographed. For Logan, the artistic process is as important as the final image. Her portraits not only capture the personality of the sitter but also convey the dialogue and rapport between photographer and subject. Logan's interest in the tonal range of the black-and-white photograph and its contribution to the rich drama between light and dark informs her photographs in a formal manner. By allowing the artist/sitter to construct the photographic moment, Logan creates visually dynamic and psychologically probing images that are reinforced by the immediate studio or living environment. This book documents nearly two decades of her finest portraits.
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subject_facet African American artists -- Portraits, Portrait photography -- United States
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