Monday, January 25, 2016

Anthony Barboza

@ Keith De Lellis Gallery New York

Beginning in 1963 and continuing into the present day, Anthony Barboza has enjoyed a long career in photography. One of the most important African American photographers of his generation, Barboza has excelled at capturing his subjects both on the street and in the studio. Perhaps best known for his photographs of singers and jazz musicians in the 1970's and '80's, Barboza's subjects span a wide range, from high-profile celebrities to anonymous children on the street of Jacksonville, Florida. The artist began his informal training in New York City, influenced and mentored by photographers Hugh Bell, Louis Draper, and Roy DeCarava. In these early days of Barboza's interest in photography, the artist was introduced to The Kamoinge Workshop, now Kamoinge, Inc., a network of professional photographers addressing the under-representation of black photographers in the art world. Kamoinge would be an important inspiration and support system for Barboza's photography throughout his career. Today, Barboza serves as president of the organization. LINK Keith De Lellis Gallery

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