11" x 14"
"On a recent trip to Ethiopia Lange took a photograph of the villagers uniting for the opening ceremony of their first well. The sky bleeds into whit contrasting with the bright blackness of the communal gathering. "There is something about the light in Africa, she says. "Then suddenly smiles. "I guess there is something about the light." (viii)
"A big, black Mercedez-Benz of a book.... Ideology aside, the pictures are hard to resist, combining all the voyeuristic pleasures of National Geographic-style anthropology with an unequivocal appreciation of the innate grace and symmetry of the human form... Riefenstahl`s photographs preserve a mythic vision of this Eden before the fall, a romantic lost world, captured in images as powerfully seductive as the artist herself." V Magazine "Wiley’s signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives."