SAMPLE BIO


 (180 WORDS OR LESS)

Deborah Willis has pursued a dual professional career. First an art photographer, she later became a historian of African American photography and a curator of exhibits relating to African American culture. She is the 1996 recipient of the Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation Prize, and in 2000 was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.

Willis is the author of numerous books, including Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present, published in 2000. With Carla Williams, she co-authored The Black Female Body: A Photographic History in 2001. Her latest publication is titled Family History Memory: Recording African American Life. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in various exhibits, including Tied to Memory at the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City; The Comforts of Home at the Hand Workshop Art Center in Richmond, VA; Re/Righting History: Counter-narratives by Contemporary African-American Artists at the Katonah, NY.

Deborah Willis is currently Professor of Photography & Imaging and Africana Studies at New York University.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pictures and biographical entries must be submitted to our offices no later than the designated date.
  • Biographical entries and pictures may be sent in hard copy format to the address below or in electronic format to nominations@whoswhoblackart.com. No multi-page documents or resumes, will be accepted.
  • A Professional headshot is strongly recommended. Poor quality photos will NOT be accepted. Please do not submit half-tones, faxes, Polaroid pictures, or pictures printed from your computer.
  • Return photograph requests must be accompanied by a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage.  We take great care in handling all photo submissions, however, we are not responsible for any damage to your photograph as a result of shipping, or handling.

 


 

TIPS ON CREATING A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH (LIMIT 180 WORDS OR LESS):

  1. Every biographical entry must include name, title, and company or organization.
  2. Include work related responsibilities in the first paragraph.
  3. List any honors and special achievements.
  4. List organization memberships/affiliations (i.e., arts organizations, volunteer endeavors, church, etc.)
  5. Include educational background if applicable (i.e., school and degree(s) earned).
  6. Include personal data (hobbies, children/ spouse information, favorite quote, etc.)

 


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MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
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*All mail submissions must include your current contact information, including:

  • Name
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • Email