The New York Times recently reported that photographer Shawn Walker, one of the founding members of New York’s Kamoinge Collective, will have his work added to the collection of the Library of Congress. The acquisition of over 100,000 photos, negatives and other material is being collected and archived in conjunction with the Photography Collections Preservation Project.
In light of this news, I thought I’d revisit my 2019 Artist a Day post. Walker’s work was also included in the Broad’s “Soul of a Nation” exhibit, which is now on-view at the De Young Museum. The NYT article also reports that another traveling show featuring 15 of the early members of Kamoinge called “Working Together” is currently on view at the Virginia Museum of Art and will move onto the Whitney in July.