Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82 – The New York Times


Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology when she became an activist in the civil rights movement and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/arts/doris-derby-dead.html

“I had a quest to show what the average person was doing,” she told the Southern Oral History Program in 2011, part of a collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. “I had a quest to show our culture in total, not just a little bit, or negative stereotypes.”


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