25 IMAGES FROM THE POSING MODERNITY: THE BLACK MODEL FROM MANET AND MATISSE TO TODAY SHOW IN HARLEM / PHOTOS BY: ©2018 DIANE ALLFORD

12.29.18: I woke up Saturday morning to several social media post in my feeds about “Posing Modernity”, a historic and rare art exhibit studying the role of the black female in modern art history.  Inspired by what I read–I immediately headed uptown to see, in person, up close, and with the nake eye, these historic works of art, in “Harlem”, produced between 1860 to the present by artist, Manet, Henry Matisse, Charles Henri, Joseph Cordier, and Jean -Baptiste Carpeaux, Photographers, Nardar and Vanderzee, Charles Alston, William H. Johnson, Romare Bearden, Renee Cox, and others…

Here’s 25 of my favorite photographs captured at the show.

The exhibition will run from October 24, 2018 to February 10, 2019 at the Wallach Art Gallery on W129th Street + Broadway, NYC