by Langston Hughes, Charles R. Smith Jr. (Illustrator)
Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
The Washington Post - Kristi Jemtegaard
Hughes's powerful tribute sings with both admiration and joy. Charles Smith Jr. has chosen to illustrate these deeply felt sentiments with photographs that focus tightly on the utterly ordinary but strikingly beautiful faces and hands of his subjects…With this book, readers will understand what Hughes understood almost a century ago: Life, in all its variety, is itself a work of art.
Hardcover: 40 pages