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us: Willis, Deborah, 1948-



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    • us: Willis-Thomas, Deborah, 1948-
    • us: Thomas, Deborah Willis-, 1948-
    • us: Willis-Ryan, Deborah, 1948-
    • us: Ryan, Deborah Willis-, 1948-
    • us: Willis-Braithwaite, Deborah, 1948-
    • us: Braithwaite, Deborah Willis-, 1948-
    • us: Willis-Kennedy, Deborah, 1948-
    • us: Kennedy, Deborah Willis-, 1948-
    • us: Willis, Deb, 1948-
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    • found: Black photograph., 1840-1940, 1984: CIP t.p. (Deborah Willis-Thomas) ack. (photo. special., Schomburg Cent. for Res. in Black Cult.) data sheet (b. 1948)
    • found: Black photographers bear witness, 1989: CIP t.p. (Deborah Willis) data sheet (b. 1948)
    • found: On freedom, 1986: p. 3 (Deborah Willis-Ryan)
    • found: VanDerZee, photographer, 1886-1983, 1993: t.p. (Deborah Willis-Braithwaite)
    • found: The Harlem renaissance, 1986: CIP t.p. (Deborah Willis Ryan)
    • found: Resonant forms, 1998: p. 2 (Deborah Willis-Kennedy; curator of exhibitions, the Anacostia Museum and the Center for African American History and Culture)
    • found: Seconds of my life, 2007: CIP t.p. (Deb Willis)
    • found: E-mail from author, Mar. 12, 1999 (preferred form of name is Deborah Willis)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 22, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Willis, Deborah; art historian, art teacher, photographer; born 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; taught photography in Brooklyn at the Neighborhood Youth Corps photography program in Ocean Hill-Brownsville; BFA in Photography, Philadelphia College of Art (later the University of the Arts) (1975); master of fine arts in Photography, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn (1980); worked at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (1980-1992); received MA in Art History and Museum Studies from the City College of New York (1986); museum specialist, Center for African American Research and Culture, Smithsonian Institution; earned PhD in Cultural Studies, George Mason University (2003); taught photographic history, Brooklyn Museum, New York University, and the City University of New York; appointed Lehman Brady Chair in Documentary Studies and American Studies, Duke University (2000); professor of photography and imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (2001))
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