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Feeling the Spirit

January 20, 1997 – March 23, 1997

Museum: Arts and Industries Building

Location: Center for African American History and Culture, South Hall

This 3-part photography exhibition features works by African American photographers Chester Higgins, Jr. and Stephen Marc.

  • Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa, Photographs by Chester Higgins Jr.: 97 photographs by this African American photographer chronicle the African traditions and spirituality in over 30 countries in Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and North America. Organized by the International Center of Photography.
  • Invoking the Spirit: Worship Traditions in the African World, Photographs by Chester Higgins Jr.:This photographic essay by New York Times photojournalist Chester Higgins Jr., documents the diversity of the global African religious experience.
  • The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience: Photographs by Stephen Marc: Some 80 photographs by documentary photographer Stephen Marc compare and contrast communities in Ghana, England, Jamaica, and the United States.

Book: Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa, Photographs by Chester Higgins Jr.