312 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 58 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0978-2
Published: August 2013
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-8233-7
Published: February 2011
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About the Author
Leigh Raiford is associate professor of African American studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
For more information about Leigh Raiford, visit the Author Page.
"Examines the role photography played in three social movements--anti-lynching, civil rights and black power. . . . by, for example, challenging demeaning representations of black Americans as ignorant or unfit for citizenship."--The Chronicle of Higher Education
“This is a sophisticated study, well above the useful level for public libraries….It is a compelling work unlike anything else presently offered in the field’s scholarship.”--Tennessee Libraries
“An invaluable study of twentieth-century American visual culture.”--Journal of American History
"[Raiford] convincingly shows that framing the movement through photography was as important and effective as boycotts, marches, and sit-ins in waging the struggle against white supremacy."--Journal of Southern History
"Raiford's examination of photography's participation during three critical moments in African American history is an exemplary and engaging work that advances the conversation of African Americans and the making of America. . . . [Her] work adds a welcomed voice and perspective to the visual dialogue between past and present.”--American Studies Journal
"Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare is a valuable study of how visual culture acquires cognitive truth as politics."--The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory