This exhibition opened February 21, 2012 at the Maryland Historical Society and features 26 digital archival prints of Paul Henderson’s (1899-1988) work. Henderson was a photojournalist for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper and extensively photographed the African American community of Maryland during the Civil Rights Era. His collection consists of over 7,000 images. In an effort to give this largely unrecognized photographer some much deserved recognition, it was important for me to title this exhibition with Henderson’s name first.
This exhibition is the first to be solely dedicated to black history in Maryland at MdHS in ten years and the first photography exhibition unrelated to war in ten years as well.
The Collections On View
In an effort to promote the collections of the archives, rare books, and special collections at Pratt Institute Libraries Brooklyn campus, the library administration gave me the opportunity to curate an exhibition highlighting these collections.
Title: The Collections on View
Platform: Exhibition and LibGuide
Context: In an effort to promote the collections of the archives, rare books, and special collections at Pratt Institute Libraries Brooklyn campus, the library administration gave me the opportunity to curate an exhibition highlighting these collections.
Description: The Pratt Institute Libraries’ Archives, Rare Book, and Special Collections contain roughly 9,000 volumes of broad content spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries. The collections include pop-up books, artists’ books, oversized volumes on fashion, architecture, decorative arts, fine arts, design and photography, and ephemera ranging from books on local history to historic recipes. Additionally, the Archives contain many items pertaining to the history and founding of The Pratt Institute. These collections are accessible to all members of the Pratt community. The exhibition showcases these unique collections for the purpose of research, inspiration, and interest.