Kwame Brathwaite
1938–2023

Introduction

Kwame Brathwaite (January 1, 1938 – April 1, 2023) was an American photojournalist and activist known for popularizing the phrase "Black is Beautiful" and documenting life and culture in Harlem and Africa.

Wikidata identifier

Q28860536

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Introduction

Photographer documented the civil rights and Black Power movements, and popularized the phrase “Black is beautiful.” Brathwaite and his brother Elombe Brath cofounded the African Jazz Art Society and Studios (AJASS) and Grandassa Models. Following a visit to Africa in 1968, he covered events and activities related to both continental Africans and persons of African descent in the Western Hemisphere.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Photographer

ULAN identifier

500779209

Names

Kwame Brathwaite

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