Ernest Cole: The True America

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About the Author
James R. Sanders is an editor and writer based in New York. His work has appeared in Ebony Magazine, Vogue, Glamour, GQ, The HuffPost, and Revolt TV. He is currently the senior editor at BALDWIN, a publication. Knowledge of Self: A Guided Journal is James's first project in the self-help field. He is the author of The Mode Book: How to Break into Fashion Journalism, and Reparations: Style + Soul -- a collection of essays and original fashion photography. Follow James on Instagram and Twitter @JamesRSanders
Leslie M. Wilson is associate director for academic engagement and research at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research, teaching, and curatorial endeavors focus on the history of photography, the arts of Africa and the African diaspora, modern and contemporary American art, and museum studies. Her current and forthcoming projects include not all realisms: photography, Africa, and the long 1960s at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art where she was a curatorial fellow from 2019 to 2021, and David Goldblatt: No ulterior motive at the Art Institute of Chicago with cocurators Matthew Witkovsky and Judy Ditner. She has written for numerous publications, including Dear Dave, FOAM, and Manual. From 2017 to 2021, she was assistant professor of art history at Purchase College, SUNY.
Raoul Peck is a director, screenwriter, and producer.
Ernest Cole (born in Transvaal, South Africa, 1940; died in New York, 1990) is best known for House of Bondage, a photobook published in 1967 that chronicles the horrors of apartheid. After fleeing South Africa in 1966, he became a "banned person," settling in New York. He was associated with Magnum Photos and received funding from the Ford Foundation to undertake a project looking at Black communities and cultures in the United States. Cole spent an extensive time in Sweden and became involved with the Tiofoto collective. He died at age forty-nine of cancer. In 2017, more than six thousand of Cole's negatives--missing for more than forty years--resurfaced in Sweden.