P. H. Polk

born Bessemer, AL 1898-died Tuskegee, AL 1984
Also known as
  • Prentice H. Polk
  • Prentice Hall Polk
  • Prentice Herman Polk
Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
  • American

Prentice Hall Polk studied photography at Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. He later became the school's official photographer and maintained a studio in Tuskegee from 1939 until his retirement in the early 1980s. His photographs celebrate the national and local elite, as well as the working-class residents of the region.

Gwen Everett African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C. and New York: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003)