Book ReviewDreaming Places: Ming SmithSince moving from in front of the lens to behind it, Ming Smith has forged a groundbreaking career around her lyrical, loving images of African American life, drawn together in this new monograph.Read More
Dreaming Places: Ming Smith
Since moving from in front of the lens to behind it, Ming Smith has forged a groundbreaking career around her lyrical, loving images of African American life, drawn together in this new monograph.
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