Progressive Baptist Church, J. Patterson Singers, Shouting

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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
Progressive Baptist Church, J. Patterson Singers, Shouting
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sheet: 16 x 20 in. (40.7 x 50.8 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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gelatin silver print
  • Architecture – religious – Progressive Baptist Church
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Performing arts – music – voice
  • Figure group – female
  • Cityscape – New York – Brooklyn
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