Ming Smith

Photographer Ming Smith
Editor Emmanuel Iduma
Publisher Aperture

Not on view

"A long-awaited monograph on photographer Ming Smith, whose poetic and experimental images have become icons of twentieth-century African American life. One of the greatest artist-photographers working today, Smith moved from the Midwest to New York in the 1970s and began to make images charged with startling beauty and spiritual energy. This long-awaited monograph brings together four decades of Smith's work, celebrating her trademark lyricism, distinctively blurred silhouettes, dynamic street scenes, and deep devotion to theater, music, poetry, and dance-from the "Pittsburgh Cycle" plays of August Wilson to the Afrofuturism of Sun Ra. With never-before-seen images, and a range of illuminating essays and interviews, this tribute to Smith's singular vision promises to be an enduring contribution to the history of American photography. Copublished by Aperture and Documentary Arts"-- Provided by publisher

Ming Smith, Ming Smith

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.