blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2015  Vol. 16 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts

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Claudia Emerson
Bernard Martin
Dan O'Brien

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LeRoy Henderson

LeRoy Henderson is a Brooklyn-based photographer from Richmond, Virginia. His photography career began in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, gaining recognition for his illustrative and poignant documentation of America’s protest culture. Henderson’s work was initially featured in The Black Photographers Annual, a four-volume anthology birthed out of the Kamoinge Workshop in 1973 among the work of other eminent black photographers of the time.

His work has been recognized in exhibitions at the High Museum in Atlanta, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Springfield Museums, and the Studio Museum of Harlem. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts selected his photographs to be included in their permanent collection in 2013, as well as recognizing his work in The Black Photographers Annual in a rotating exhibition.  end