Langston Hughes Photo Session Original Contact Sheet by Noted African American Photographer Louis Draper. Langston Hughes.
Langston Hughes Photo Session Original Contact Sheet by Noted African American Photographer Louis Draper

Langston Hughes Photo Session Original Contact Sheet by Noted African American Photographer Louis Draper

Original Photo

[HUGHES, Langston] DRAPER, Louis H.; photographer. Contact sheet with 28 positive images of Langston Hughes in his office. Silver print, 14” x 11” inches. [New York], circa 1962.

Most images show Hughes in a short-sleeved shirt in his office, some of them working on his typewriter. A copy of his 1962 book Fight for Freedom can be seen on his desk. In 4 images, Hughes is proudly displaying a poster for a 1962 Italian performance of his Black Nativity. In the final 10 images, Hughes has donned a jacket and tie. The photographs were taken by noted African-American photographer Louis H. Draper, who has been the subject of increased interest in recent years. One of these images was used to illustrate a New York Times story on Draper. Minimal wear. The Fine Art Museum of Virginia owns a smaller contact sheet from this same session, donated by Draper. No other copies of this contact sheet are known to exist and due to the hands-on process involved in its creation, it’s unlikely there is any identical collage in existence.

Item #15875

Price: $3,500.00

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