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By The Skanner News
Published: 15 February 2006


In celebration of Black History Month, Nordstrom will showcase a photography exhibit by Kamoinge, a group of African American photographers.

The images illustrate life and culture as expressed through fashion over the past 40 years. The exhibit will be displayed in select Nordstrom stores and online at www.nordstrom.com through February.

A new addition to the Nordstrom exhibit this year, Kamoinge is a group of New York City-based photographers whose work has been featured in books, museums, newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. Kamoinge  —a Swahili word meaning "a group of people acting together" — was formed in 1963in Harlemto alleviate the sense of photographic isolation generally felt by Black photographers. Today its mission has evolved to produce visual images that reflect human relationships, political and social interactions and the spiritual world of imagery.

"We are honored to celebrate Black History Month with the Kamoinge photography exhibit," said Delena Sunday, Nordstrom's executive vice president of human resources and diversity affairs.

"Through this exhibit, our customers will see a wonderful mix of old and new photographs that reflect culture and spirit through the evolution of fashion. We are excited to share the work of this impressive group of photographers."

The exhibit will feature 12 photographers: Salimah Ali, Anthony Barboza, Mark Lee Blackshear, Adger Cowans, Gerald Cyrus, Russell K. Frederick, John Pinderhughes, Herbert Randall, Radcliffe Roye, Jamel Shabazz, Ming Smith and Shawn Walker.

The exhibit will be on display at Nordstrom stores across the country including Southcenter, Downtown Seattle and Lloyd Center in Portland.

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