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|Other: Chester Higgins Jr. |
|Dates: ||1946 - |
|Born: ||US, KY, Lexington|
Staff photographer at The New York Times since 1975.
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A Tuskegee Institute alumni, he mentored under P.H. Polk, Arthur Rothstein, Cornell Capa, Gordon Parks and Romare Bearden. He has been a staff photographer for The New York Times since 1975; his photographs have appeared in ArtNews, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Look, Life, Newsweek, Fortune, Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise, GEO, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, The New Yorker and Archaeology. His work is the topic of two PBS films: "An American Photographer: Chester Higgins Jr.," and “Brotherman.” He has been featured on CBS: "Sunday Morning News," PBS: "The NewsHour," ABC: "Like It Is," and "Freedom Forum."
Higgins is the author of the photo collections Black Woman, Drums of Life, Some Time Ago, Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa, Elder Grace, and his memoir Echo of the Spirit.
His one-man exhibitions have appeared at the International Center of Photography, The Museum of Photographic Arts, The Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of African Art, Musee Dapper Paris, The Schomburg Center, The New-York Historical Society. Emory University’s Schatten Gallery.
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