SLIDESHOW: Cover Girl Nefatari In Sonja By Sonja Morgan / Fall Fashion 2020 Collection / New York / Photos: By Diane Allford

Inspired by “THE SEATED” BRONZE SCULPTURES by Kenyan-American artist, WANGECHI MUTU at the METROPOLITAN Musuem of Art, E82nd street and 5th avenue is where Cover Girl NEFATARI and I agreed to meet as a starting point to begin photographing a fall themed fashion collection.

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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:  “Posing Modernity”, a historic and rare art exhibit studying the role of the black female in modern art history.  These historic works of art were 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 A slide show with 25 of my favorite photographs captured at the show.