|Titre : ||The Majesty of the Black Woman / auteur(s) : Arthur TCHOLAKIAN - Words and pictures by Arthur Tcholakian with an introduction by William Saroyan, design by Herb Lubalin|
|Editeur : ||Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York|
|Année : ||1971|
|Imprimeur/Fabricant : ||Goodbook Inc. New York|
|Description : ||22 x 31 cm, 160 pages, jaquette illustrée|
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|Autres auteurs : || William SAROYAN [introduction] - |
|Sujets : ||Photographs|
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|Lecture On-line : ||non disponible|
"Black is beautiful" is a phrase on many tongues today, but how many people have really seen the beauty of Black America? Arthur Tcholakian has explored the face and the spirit of the Black woman with his camera. The youngest of his subjects is eight years of age; the oldest, ninety-nine. His photographs, which are beautifully reproduced in this volume, all reveal the special majesty of the Black woman.
William Saroyan, who has written the Introduction to this arresting portfolio, notes:
"The word to the reader is this: behold the Black woman. Not only as she is revealed in these extraordinary photographs but as she lives and breathes in her anonymous self, in this world and in this time. She and her sons and brothers are here, and they are everybody and they have done everything.
"Nobody is not Black. Nobody is not white. And after this is known, the only important thing is to know that nobody is not himself, which is something very big and beautiful.
"Reader, each of these photographs is a poem. Read it carfully”