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Frank Espada (1930-2014) American, Photo from The Puerto Rican Diaspora-The Smithsonian has 17 works by Espada in collection-signed & dated

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Signed and dated black and white photograph by famous American photographer Frank Espada (1930-2014) from his famous "The Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project". Stunning work captures sitters serene feeling sand expression in silhouettes by thought after photojournalist (The Smithsonian has seventeen works by Espada in its collection). Comes professionally framed and is signed dated and gas galley stamp on back. Overall: 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. Sight: 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Condition: Very nice tearing or fading. Free domestic shipping! About artist: (Wikipedia): Espada primarily known as a documentary photographer, and especially for his book and his documentary photography project entitled The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People[9][10][11] in which he showcased his photography circa early-1960s to mid-1980s.[12] Espada is known[13][14][15][16][17][18] for his work in photography's physical as well as its digital darkrooms.[19] He became a teacher of photography at the University of California, Berkeley. He also taught photography and darkroom techniques at the Academy of Art University and the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition, Espada opened up his home to a legion of private students and mentees of all ages and persuasions who signed up for one-on-one invite-only groups of private seminars and private darkroom instruction. On the 109th Anniversary of the US Invasion of Puerto Rico, Espada with his then grown son, poet University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Martín Espada,[20] appeared on a segment of Democracy Now!, a daily, independent, global news hour with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.[21] Working with Youth Environment Study (YES)[22][23] founded by Harvey Feldman, Espada photographed and documented the devastating effect HIV/AIDS had wrought on the often-neglected and underserved population of people who abused drugs. He also photographed the physical beauty that surrounded him throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.[24] Much of Espada's work, including some of his photographs and partial papers from 1946 to 2010, are now housed by the Duke University Libraries in their Rubenstein Library.[25] The Library of Congress acquired an 83-print portfolio,[26] and in 2010 Duke University Libraries acquired a selection of Espada's work, including over 200 finished prints, a portion of his papers, and material related to the Diaspora project.[27][28] Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking.