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Chicago Alliance Of African American Photographers Captures These Times To Teach History To Future ...
A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. While cell phone cameras an I-pads have given the average person an opportunity to become a news reporter and Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other social media have given everyone a platform to share images, society still depends on the trained eye, skilled hands, and special equipment of the professional photographer whose newspaper and magazine images freeze those memorable moments in time and preserve them as history lessons for future generations. Today members of the Chicago Association of African American Photographers (CAAAP) discuss their mission of capturing these historic times and defining the African American experience for future generations
Modern means of communication has turned the world into a global village, where everyone in the world is our neighbor. Some people are the type of people you wouldn't want as neighbors. You know who they are - loud, ignorant, destructive, disrespectful, out of control. When we think of traveling to enjoy another part of the world and experience the culture, there are some places in the world we would love to be, the people seem interesting, the entertainment enjoyable, the way of life seems comfortable, and we could feel safe. But what does the rest of the world see when they consider traveling to the inner cities of America? The world loves our music and dancing, but what about this image of excessive crime? This week, we'll talk to journalists and image makers who are examining the global impressions of African American culture, and how that affects the economy in the inner cities. Today we'll talk to members CAAAP, Chicago Association of African American Photographers, whose mission is to capture images that define the history and culture of African American people. Our guests are photographer Deleshia Kinney who is working on a new photography book on African American women and beauty of their natural hair, and Curtis Kojo Morrow, artist, photographer and author of the books "What's A Commie Ever Done To Black People?" and "My Sankofa."
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