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  • 1.  List of Ebony magazine photographers?

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 11:58 AM
    Edited by System Sep 01, 2022 01:43 PM

    Dear AASLIG Colleagues,


    I'm assisting a student who needs a list of Ebony magazine photographers. Does anyone know of an extensive compilation?


    I've found multiple articles, books, encyclopedia entries, and obituaries that identify one to five photographers for the magazine, especially well-known ones (e.g., Gordon Parks, Moneta Sleet, Jr., Howard Morehead, Isaac Sutton). However, I haven't found a good compilation. We have the new book, Ebony: Covering Black America, but I don't think it's been shelved yet.


    For now, the student is using a search I set up of Ebony issues in Google Books. In addition to articles about selected staff photographers, the search pulls staff photographer names from the listing on the contents page.


    Thanks for any suggestions.





    Heather Martin
    Librarian for African and African American Studies
    Duke University Libraries, Box 90195
    Durham, NC 27708-90195


  • 2.  RE: List of Ebony magazine photographers?

    Posted Sep 23, 2021 10:11 PM
    Hi Heather,

    Can you access this article? If not, I will send it to you.


    Ebony Magazine Archive. Mar1950, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p42-43. 2p.

    Subjects: AFRICAN American photographers; PHOTOGRAPHY -- United States

    Glenda Alvin

    [Glenda] [Alvin]
    Interim Executive Director of Libraries and Media Centers
    Tennessee State University