Many activist graphics on Instagram are deeply indebted to the visual language developed by W.E.B. Du Bois in his data portraits and the long history of visual activism.
The Pan-African scholar’s data visualizations about Black American progress after Emancipation have been compiled, for the first time, as a book.
Like many African American portraitists, Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley represent the Obamas as themselves, and as more than themselves.
In his new show at Regen Projects, Gates showcases paintings based on data visualizations by W.E.B. Du Bois and ceramic sculptures that reinterpret iconic forms.
It’s easy to forget what an oddly heterogeneous and restless book is W.E.B Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk.
For the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, African American activist and sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois led the creation of over 60 charts, graphs, and maps that visualized data on the state of black life.