The VANGUARD: A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers

Title: The VANGUARD: A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers

Photographer(s): Ruth-Marion Baruch, Pirkle Jones

Writer(s): William Worthy


Publisher(s): Beacon Press, Boston, U.S.A.

Year: 1970

Print run:

Language(s): English

Pages: 128

Size: 20,5 x 25,5 cm

Binding: Softcover

Edition: Published simultaneously in Canada by Saunders of Toronto Ltd.

Print: Printed in United States of America

Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: U.S.A. >1970

ISBN: 9780807005521

Here are the Black panthers, shown in a moving collection of photograph by Ruth-Marion Baruch and her husband Pirkle Jones: stoic in dashikis; a youth in a black leather jacket, tenderly spooning cereal into a child's mouth, faces that show dreams, purpose, rebellion.

These pictures, originally gathered for an exhibition at San Francisco's de Young Museum, comprised what was perhaps the most controversial show in the museum's history - and was certainly one of the most popular. Since the San Francisco exhibit, the photographs have been shown at The Studio Museum in Harlemand at Dartmouth College. These varied, candid shots portray the Panthers in their political and personal lives. On the faces of these young men and women are reflected the violence and the hope of America.

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