- Collection ID:
1989 - 1993
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
0.01 Linear feet
The collection, which dates from circa 1989 to 1993 and measures .01 linear feet, includes portraits of African Americans and depictions of African American religious life. The collection is comprised of photographic prints.
Ken Light is a social documentary photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines and exhibitions. He has exhibited internationally in over 175 one-person and group shows, including one person shows at the International Center for Photography, S.E. Museum of Photography and Smith College. Light's work is part of numerous collections, including the San Francisco MOMA, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the International Center of Photography and the American Museum of Art at the Smithsonian. The images in this collection date from Light's work in the early 1990s documenting rural Black poverty, cotton and the southern landscape; some of these images were included in Light's book entitled "Delta Time."
Custodial History note
The Ken Light photographs were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2003 by Jo Whaley and Stanley and Dorothea Light.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Ken Light photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Jo Whaley and Stanley and Dorothea Light.
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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