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'Posing Beauty in African American Culture' show at USC

'Posing Beauty in African American Culture' show at USC

A fashion show in Harlem in 1963, a portrait of a contemplative Michael Jackson in 1981 and a picture of friends celebrating their prom night in 2006 are among images on view in the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at USC's Fisher Museum of Art through Dec. 3. The exhibition, in its West Coast debut, is made up of 80-plus pieces, mostly black-and-white photographs, curated by Deborah Willis, a New York University professor and chairwoman of the school's department of photography and imaging. "Posing Beauty" aims to present works that capture the aesthetics of more than 40 photographers and artists and their relationships to their...