In Self-Portraits, 27 Black Photographers Reflect Themselves and America

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Beautiful photo series from The New York Times Culture Desk.

A quiet moment on a sofa, isolated from the world with little sense of control. A visit to a once-abandoned black cemetery to unearth the past. A gentle haircut from Dad, when beauty in other people is hard to find. A show of armor to awaken the warrior within.

Self-portraits by photographers can reveal not only who they are but also the world they are seeing. In a special project by the Culture desk that appears online today, 27 black photographers offer images that give readers a view of America through the way these artists are framing themselves in this moment.

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