To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes
September 22, 2020
6.9 X 9.5 X 1.9 inches | 3.4 pounds
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About the Author
Ilisa Barbash is curator of visual anthropology at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. She is codirector of the films In and Out of Africa (1992) and Sweetgrass (2009). Barbash is the author of Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari (2016), which was awarded the John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography.
Molly Rogers is a writer and independent scholar of American history and the history and theory of photography. She is the author of Delia's Tears: Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America (2010), on the Peabody Museum's daguerreotypes of enslaved Africans and African Americans. Rogers is associate director of the Center for the Humanities at New York University.
Deborah Willis is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and Africana Studies. Willis is the author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present; Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers - 1840 to the Present; Let Your Motto be Resistance - African American Portraits; Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery with Barbara Krauthamer; and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs. Both Envisioning Emancipation and Michelle Obama received NAACP Image Awards.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, and cultural critic, is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Gates has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a National Humanities Medal, authored or coauthored twenty-one books, and created fifteen documentary films and series, including Wonders of the African World (1999), African American Lives (2006-8), Faces of America (2010), and Finding Your Roots (2012-18).