The Wright Museum

Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans with Author Terrence A. Reese

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2 PM

Capturing the power and majesty in a single image is a skill very few can master. Photographer Terrence A. Reese showcases some of most striking images of black people in power in his book, "Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans."

"Reflections" is a black and white documentary-style photography series, which captures the personal living spaces of renowned African Americans whose lives and careers have addressed the fundamental political, economic, and social realities of the 20th century and beyond. Each image is accompanied by personal written memoirs of the photo shoots, revealing a creative collaboration of dialogue and information sharing. Subjects Reese has photographed have included Clarence Avant, Amiri Baraka, Daisy Bates, Camille Billops, Julian Bond, Dr. Selma H. Burke, Thomas J. Burrell, Margaret Burroughs, Dr. Kenneth Clark, John Henrik Clarke, William T. Coleman Jr. Marvel Cooke, Adelaide M Cromwell, Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, Helen O Dickens, David Dinkins, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Frank Foster, John Hope Franklin, Herbert Gentry, William H Gray III, Lionel Hampton, Richard Havens, Dr. Dorothy Height, Julian T Houston, Cathy Hughes, Rev. Jesse Jackson, John E. Jacob, Illinois Jacques, Elaine R. Jones, Lois Mailou Jones, Vernon E. Jordan, BB King, Byron Lewis, Hylan Garnet Lewis, J. Bruce Llewellyn, Rev. Joseph E Lowery, Judge Bruce Marian Wright, Bert Mitchell, Robert P Moses, The Nicholas Brothers, Eleanor Holmes, Norton Odetta, Gordon Parks, Dorothy Porter-Wesley, Congressman Charles Rangel, William Raspberry, Herman J. Russell, Russell Simmons, Percy Sutton, Melvin Van Pebbles, Ed Clarke, Ron Carter, Faith Ringgold, Paul Collins, Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, and General Colin Powell.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (313) 494-5800.