Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is proud to announce the release of Timeless: Photographs by Kamoinge, a book that chronicles the history, mission, and spirit of Kamoinge—the oldest collaborative group of photographers in the nation—and brings light to an aspect of Civil Rights that receives little attention: artistic equality

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Atglen, PA—Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is proud to announce the release of Timeless: Photographs by Kamoingea book that chronicles the history, mission, and spirit of Kamoinge—the oldest collaborative group of photographers in the nation—and brings light to an aspect of Civil Rights that receives little attention: artistic equality.Through 280+ stunning photos and thoughts from 30 members, Timeless tells the story of Kamoinge, whose name means “a group of people acting together” in the Gikuyu language of Kenya, in their pursuit of gaining entrance to venues that were previously inaccessible to black photographers. Though unified in their cause, images by artists in the group clearly show the individual voices and styles of Kamoinge members, who include many of the nation’s most acclaimed photographers: Louis Draper, Albert Fennar, Herbert Randall, Anthony Barboza, Herb Robinson, Radcliffe Roye, and more. This comprehensive collection is valuable for addressing an underrepresented part of art history and understanding how the group worked together to change the perception of black photographers. But Timeless is also a tool for those who study the art of photography. The images included show a wide variety of photographic styles: abstracts, landscapes, street photography, and portraits taken in locations and settings the world over. Kamoinge continues to photograph, as well as to mentor others, and commemorates its 50th anniversary with this compendium.

Timeless is the most expansive Kamoinge collection to date, as we share our timeless vision of our members, from the collective’s founders to the young lions who are the next generation,” said Anthony Barboza, Kamoinge president. “We present our treasures to the global community to demonstrate our American experience, from our mind, eyes, passion and collective spirit.”

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 288 b/w and color photos | 384pp
ISBN13: 9780764349744 | Binding: hard cover | $60.00

 

Press for Timeless
“Embracing abstraction, conceptualism, surrealism, portraiture, social documentary, performance documentation and landscape, cityscape and street photography, this work challenges the myth of a unified African-American aesthetic.” –Maurice Berger, The New York Times

“Collectively, their vision is rich, textured, and, unlike so much recent photography, grounded in real, tough, and sometimes astonishingly beautiful life.” –Vince Aletti, photograph

“I found myself lost in a magical world of fine art photography dating from the early 1960’s though (sic) today.” –Elizabeth Avedon, L’Oeil de la Photographie

Within days of its release, Timeless was also acclaimed as one of the best photo books of 2015:

The Times Magazine’s Photo Department’s Favorite Photo Books of 2015

Elizabeth Avedon’s Best Photography Books of 2015

Exhibition
Through February 20, photographs from Timeless are on exhibit at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery (219 E. Second St., NY, NY 10009; 212-674-3939) as covered in the Wall Street Journal.

About the Authors
Anthony Barboza, President of Kamoinge, Inc., began his career in commercial art over forty years ago. His work has been widely exhibited within the United States and internationally at places ranging from the Smithsonian to the International Center of Photography. Barboza’s work appears in many permanent collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the University of Mexico, and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan. His photojournalistic and editorial spreads have appeared in publications throughout North America and Europe, including The New Yorker, Newsweek, National Geographic, People, GQ, Vogue, Black Book, Playboy, Ebony, Black Enterprise, GEO, Forbes, and many others. Herb Robinson was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in New York City. A professional photographer, his corporate and fine arts clientele includes museums and galleries, as well as pharmaceutical, publishing, advertising, and design agencies. Robinson’s work has been published and exhibited widely at locations including Columbia University, the G. R. N’Namdi Gallery, the International Center of Photography, the American Museum of Natural History, and many others. Vincent Alabiso is President of VJA Inc., the Visual Journalism Alliance. For 13 years he directed AP’s worldwide photo operation as Vice President and Executive Photo Editor. He has twice served as a Pulitzer juror. Quincy Troupe is an award-winning author. Among his notable books are 10 volumes of poems and Miles: The Autobiography, with Miles Davis. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages. He is professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, and edits Black Renaissance Noire at New York University.

About the Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers’ passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit www.schifferbooks.com to explore our backlist of 5,500+ titles.

 

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