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The Museum of Modern Art

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Deluxe edition, 13.5 x 9.75 in. / 312 pgs / 173 color.

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Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album

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Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Contribution by LaToya Ruby Frazier.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album.'

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864–1952), credited as the first female photojournalist in the United States, was commissioned in 1899 to photograph the Hampton Institute, then a 30-year-old institution dedicated to the education of young African American and Native American men and women. What became known as the Hampton Album—comprised of 159 luxurious platinum plates that offer insight into the daily life of students, originally exhibited in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris—is Johnston’s signature work, and a touchstone for contemporary artists and historians.

The leatherbound album was discovered serendipitously by Lincoln Kirstein in a Washington, DC, bookstore during World War II, and donated to MoMA in 1965.

This deluxe edition adheres to the generous scale and format of the original album.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album.'

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Johnston’s photographs reveal the tension between ambition and assimilation that has long defined the place of everyone “othered” in American life — the misguided belief of exceptionalism that posits if you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you can climb the ladder to success. As the first female photojournalist, Johnston may have understood this mission better than most.

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