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    Photographer Eli Reed discusses being black in America

    Producer: Dutch Rall for iNCONTEXT.TV; Photographs by Eli Reed
    Producer: Dutch Rall for iNCONTEXT.TV; Photographs by Eli Reed
    Published: Feb. 11, 2010

    Eli Reed, Magnum photojournalist and clinical professor of photojournalism at The University of Texas at Austin; Roxanne Evans, communications specialist with the Austin Independent School District; Michael Hurd, co-editor-in-chief for the Texas Black History Preservation Project; and Adam Semien, student at St. Edward’s University, discuss what it means to be black in 2009 using Reed’s photographs as a starting point.

    Reed began photographing as a freelancer in 1970. His work from El Salvador, Guatemala and other Central American countries attracted the attention of Magnum in 1982. He was nominated to the agency the following summer, and became a full member in 1988. Spanning the 1970s through the end of the 1990s, his book “Black in America” includes images from the Crown Heights riots and the Million Man March. Reed has lectured and taught at the International Center of Photography, Columbia University, New York University and Harvard University.

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      Simone said on March 21, 2012 at 8:26 p.m.
      What an amazing collection of images. Thank you for sharing your gift.
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      Platon said on April 20, 2010 at 11:05 a.m.
      Thank you for this information! Good news;)
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      Dr. Kendra Wagers said on Feb. 25, 2010 at 8:52 a.m.
      What a wonderful photo montage of images of life in America. I have shared this with my Sociology students and am grateful for such poignant honesty and vivid imagery to use from such an esteemed photojournalist.
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      Раскрутка сайта said on Feb. 18, 2010 at 12:34 p.m.
      Thank you for this information! You interesting blog in my bookmarks ;)
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