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Eye Dreaming: Photographs by Anthony Barboza
by Anthony Barboza, Aaron Bryant and Mazie M. Harris
introduction by Hilton Als
J. Paul Getty Trust, The, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-60606-784-0 | Cloth: 978-1-60606-783-3
Library of Congress Classification TR654.E96 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 770.92273

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This richly illustrated book is the first monograph to explore the prolific career of the celebrated photographer Anthony Barboza.
 
Anthony Barboza (b. 1944) is a celebrated artist and writer who has made thousands of photographs in the studio and on the street since 1963. A member of the Kamoinge collective of photographers in New York, Barboza is largely self-taught and has an inimitable, highly intuitive vision that he refers to as “eye dreaming,” or “a state of mind that’s almost like meditation.” Throughout the years he has made countless commercial images, including celebrity portraits, advertisements, and album covers. His personal photographic projects illuminate his deep investment in the art and concerns of Black communities, not only in the United States but also around the globe.
 
This lavishly illustrated volume follows Barboza’s prolific career from his youth in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to his formative years in New York in the 1960s, to the present day. An introduction by renowned author and critic Hilton Als underscores Barboza’s importance and impact. An essay by curator Aaron Bryant contextualizes Barboza’s life and career as they map against major civil rights events in the United States. In an intimate interview between the artist and curator Mazie M. Harris, Barboza offers astute, humorous, and intimate musings on his long career, foundational influences, and artistic legacy. This monograph, the first on the artist, will appeal to aficionados of photography and Black art and culture.
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