The Hampton University Museum and Archives is proud to present this edition of works by Reuben V. Burrell. This publication is an achievement in part because of the extraordinary attention to detail exhibited by Mr. Burrell in these selected photographs, but it is also a victory in teamwork as this volume provides only a glimpse into the grand magnitude of photographs and negatives that constitute his life’s work. Literally thousands upon thousands of choices in eloquence and pictures of life have been captured by the lens of Mr. Burrell.
A photograph is a product of science—a merger of chemicals, light and time, positioned to capture an instance of a moment. Mr. Burrell has mastered this art of photography in a manner of wonderment and precision that parallels a historian. His images have captured icons of African American culture and alumni of Hampton Institute over a period of six decades and counting, providing a pictorial catalogue of the academic and vocational excellence Hamptonians have shared with America. Mr. Burrell is truly a visual griot. If the saying holds true that a picture is worth a thousand words, a Reuben V. Burrell photograph is a monograph, a captured treasure.
—Excerpt from “One Shot: From the Director” by Nashid Madyun, Director, Hampton University Museum and Archives
Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Curator of Collections
One Shot: A Selection of Photographs by Reuben V. Burrell
The Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia
Publication Date: 2017
Binding: Pictorial Softcover
Book Condition: Excellent
Book Type: Exhibition Catalogue
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