The Kamoinge legacy: the black photographers who changed the game

A new exhibition shines a light on the long-running collective of photographers who started documenting black culture in the 60s and haven’t stopped since

In 1973, a group of 14 New York photographers huddled into a photo studio on West 18th Street in Manhattan, posing in front of a Hasselblad camera for a group shot authored by Anthony Barboza, who stands smiling in the picture.

“I remember arranging the lighting and then my assistant took the photo,” said Barboza to the Guardian. “It’s a photo of a family. That’s what it is. A family photo.”

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