Herb Robinson. “My instrument is the camera, the vessel that responds to and carries my emotions.” Herb Robinson has been documenting the human experience as a New York City based photographer for over 40 years. From early on, the great Roy De Carava was a seminal influence who encouraged him in his work. Herb also studied and absorbed the work of such painters as Chardin and Vermeer who influenced his composition and use of light. Music - jazz in particular - has been an important influence on Herb’s working style. Herb is the designer and one of the editors of "Timeless: Photographs by Kamoinge" published by Schiffer Publishing in 2015. The book was recognized by the New York Times and by Elizabeth Avedon as one of the best photography books of 2015. Herb is an original member of Kamoinge, a collective of NY African-American photographers, one of the most creative groups of professional photographers existing today. He lives and works in New York City. http://herbrobinsonphotography.com #HerbRobinson#kamiongephotographer @Kamoinge_images #Kamoingeimages#Kamoinge#blackartists#BlackHistoryPhotos#blackhistorymonth#kamoingeworkshop @historyofblackphotographers
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We’d like to commemorate Black History Month with a look at a few of our favorite photographers, starting with Beuford Smith, one of the great social documentary photographers to emerge from the 60’s. Mr. Smith was the founder of the Cesaire Photo Agency + one of the founders of Kamoinge, a groundbreaking collective of African American photographers established in 1963.
He was later a founder and chief photo editor of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘈𝘯𝘯𝘶𝘢𝘭 (1973-1981), a showcase for images of Black culture that were rarely seen in media of the time. He currently lives in New York and was recently awarded the 2017 "Culture of Legacy" Focus Award by the Griffin Museum of Photography. ❤️✨ All four volumes of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘈𝘯𝘯𝘶𝘢𝘭 can now be seen online courtesy of Mr. Smith + the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at https://www.vmfa.museum/library/#kamiongephotographer @Kamoinge_images #Kamoingeimages#Kamoinge#blackartists#BlackHistoryPhotos#blackhistorymonth#kamoingeworkshop @historyofblackphotographers
This has been so very hard for staff. There is a somberness that we just can't control. It's real and it hurts, he was US! CCCDC is thinking of something special for this family. If you would like to contribute, please see Ms.Jones or Ms.Falls. These were our #Blackhistoryphotos 😍