Description

This lot presents some of the 1977 staff at the historical Neighborhood Arts Center which was founded by Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson in 1975. Kerry Price (Administration), Zacharia Anderson (Graphics/Silk Screen), Phillip Griffin (Dance), Joseph Jennings (Music), Susan Thomas (Visual Arts), Peggy Ludaway (Administration/Dancer), Frederick Taylor (Dance), Ebon Dooley (Writing), Steve Seberg (Visual Arts), Saundra Dunson Franks (Theatre), Deletia Gardner (Administration), Lamar Renford (Music), Amos (Ashanti) Johnson (Visual Arts), Nathaniel Hoskins ( Visual Arts), Walter Dallas (Theatre), and John Riddle Jr. (Administration/Visual Arts).

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About Jim Alexander

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Jim Alexander (American, b. 1935) is an award winning documentary photographer who has spent over fifty years refining what he calls the art of documentary photography. A photojournalist, teacher, activist, media consultant and entrepreneur, Alexander has amassed an impressive collection of images of Black culture and human rights photographs. He is a 2006 inductee into The HistoryMakers and in 1995 when the city of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs began its annual "Master Artist" program, Jim Alexander was the first artist chosen. He started taking photographs in 1952 at the age of 17 in the U.S. Navy, at a time when photography was not yet considered broadly as art. He had his first exhibit 16 years later in 1968, the same year he graduated from the New York Institute of Photography with a degree in commercial photography. It was also the same year that he met, and became friends with Gordon Parks. Since that time, Alexander has had over sixty solo exhibits and taught photography at Yale University, five other colleges, was photographer in residence at Atlanta’s Neighborhood Arts Center for four years, and spent five years as photographer in residence at Clark Atlanta University. His work is in numerous major collections including the Museum Of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA, GA), Stuart A. Rose MARBL Collection at Emory University, Paul R. Jones Collections, CAU Galleries, the Smithsonian, AUC Library Collection, Harvey B. Gantt Center Art Collection, the Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Airport Collection and there is a portfolio of fifty-five of his photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center from the Jim Alexander Collection at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, on the UGA Galileo website.

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NAC ARTISTS, 1977
Black and white photograph
20 x 30 in (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
2 of 25
Courtesy of artist
Signed on recto

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  • Dimensions
    20 x 30 in (50.8 x 76.2 cm)