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In Memoriam : Kwame Brathwaite (1938-2023)


Kwame Brathwaite, influential photographer who proclaimed ‘Black is Beautiful,’ dies at 85. We learned through ARTnews of the passing of “Kwame Brathwaite, a photographer and activist whose stylish images forced many to see Black beauty anew, inspiring generations of artists who came after him, died at 85. His son, Kwame Brathwaite, Jr., shared news of Brathwaite’s death on social media on Sunday.” (Courtesy ARTnews / Alex Greenberger)

“I am deeply saddened to share that my Baba, the patriarch of our family, our rock and my hero has transitioned. Thank you for your love and support during this difficult time.
Kwame Brathwaite – January 1, 1938 – April 1, 2023”

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