Picturing Frederick Douglass : An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American Hardback
Frederick Douglass's fiery speeches made him one of the most renowned and popular agitators of his age.
Now, as a result of ground-breaking research, we can reclaim the ex-slave and abolitionist as a pioneer in photography, both as a subject and as a theorist.
Included here are 160 photographs of Douglass-many which have never been publicly seen-combined with previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics.
The result transforms our understanding of photography and its place in the life and legacy of Douglass.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 317 illustrations
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 02/11/2015
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9780871404688
- Paperback / softback from £21.99