After choosing to enter Hugh Mangum’s studio, people sat resolutely, curiously, gracefully, dreamily and politely before his lens. Many played –– Mangum encouraged it. And there were those who sought a portrait because despite living in a time full of res
After all, being seen is what begins a revolution.
The image above is from “Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum,” edited by Sarah Stacke with texts by Maurice Wallace and Martha Sumler. Published by Red Hook Editions. Link in bio.
Image courtesy of Sarah Stacke and Hugh Mangum Photographs, Duke University.