Stephen Shames’s book, which complements the exhibition at the Steven Kasher Gallery, is not a photobook; it’s a book about the history of the Black Panther Party accompanied by photographs. The nuance is a question of scale: as a scholar who writes history with images, the photographer has placed himself in the background, his photographs rounding off the six long sections containing texts and authentic documents which retrace the life of the Black Panther movement.
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