Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections of Photography. New York: Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, Inc, 1981.
The author shares his personal insights about photography.
Kasher, Steven. The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954 -- 1968. New
York : Abbeville Press, 1996.
This book contains work by more than 50 photographers, whose images were borrowed form photo agencies, galleries, and private collections. Accompanying essays break the Civil Rights movement into chronological periods.
Marable, Manning, Leith Mullings and Sophie Spencer -- Wood. Freedom: A
Photographic History of the African American Struggle. New York: Phaidon Press,
A photographic journey of the African American struggle for equality begins with abolitionist to the present. It engages black and white, heroes and unheralded, public acts of protest and private moments of introspection.
Orvell, Miles. American Photography ( Oxford History of Art) USA: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Examines 150 years of photography using well known and unknown photographs. It looks at the different ways photography is used: photographic exploitation, experimental techniques, the power of the photograph to shock, and whether we should believe that photography can serve as visual history.
Parks, Gordon. Half Past Autumn, a Retrospective. Boston: Bullfinch Press, 1997.
This collection of approximately 300 photographs, is accompanied by Parks reflections and recollections about his life and development as an artist.
Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York: Picador, 1977.
Sontag first explains why it is necessary to step back and think about photographs. An analysis of the changes photographic images have made in the way we look at the world and at ourselves.
African Americans, World War II BookRags
. 17 Jul 2006. http://www.bookrags.com/history/americanhistory/african-american-world-war-ii-aaw-03.html
This site give details about African Americans participation in World War II.
Wilson, Jackie Napolean. Hidden Witness: African American Images from the Dawn of
Photography to the Civil War.
Hidden Witness contains reproductions of 69 photographs from Wilson's private collection and the Getty Museum. They depict African Americans in informal studio portraits and outdoor scenes from 1840's -- 1860's. Each photograph is accompanied by commentary of personal reaction and interpretation.