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Progressive Baptist Church, J. Patterson Singers, Shouting

1989 Marilyn Nance Born: New York, New York 1953 gelatin silver print sheet: 16 x 20 in. (40.7 x 50.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist © 1989, Marilyn Nance 1994.49.4 Not currently on view

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Marilyn Nance is an award-winning photojournalist who has photographed the Black Indians of New Orleans, folk musicians in Appalachia, the first black church in America, and served as staff photographer for the North American Zone of FESTAC ’77, the African arts and cultural festival held in Lagos, Nigeria. Nance’s photographs of the spiritual culture have twice earned her nominations as a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Award in Humanistic Photography, and she was the 1989 and 2000 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in photography.

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012


Architecture - religious - Progressive Baptist Church

Cityscape - New York - Brooklyn

Ethnic - African-American

Figure group - female

Performing arts - music - voice

photography - photoprint


gelatin silver

About Marilyn Nance

Born: New York, New York 1953

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