Deborah Willis

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards

Deborah Willis is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and Africana Studies. (Photo credit: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU)
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The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship

ISBN 9781479809004 New York University Press

In The Black Civil War Soldier, Deborah Willis explores the crucial role of photography in (re)telling and shaping African American narratives of the Civil War, pulling from a dynamic visual archive that has largely gone unacknowledged. More about this book >

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Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and Africana Studies. She received the MacArthur Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a member of the the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Willis is the author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present; Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present; Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits; and two NAACP Award winners, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery with Barbara Krauthamer and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs.

(Photo credit: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU)

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