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Nordstrom Celebrates Black History Month With Kamoinge Photo Exhibit

Highlighting Style, Spirit and Pride of African American Musicians

SEATTLE, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of Black History Month, Nordstrom will showcase a photography exhibit by Kamoinge, a talented group of African American photographers. These images illustrate life and culture as expressed through music over the past 40 years. The exhibit will be displayed in select Nordstrom stores and at www.nordstrom.com throughout the month of February.

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Appearing for the second year at the Nordstrom exhibit, 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 established in 1963 in Harlem to alleviate the sense of photographic isolation generally felt by black photographers. Today their mission has evolved to produce visual images of time that reflect human relationships, political and social interactions and the spiritual world of imagery. Nordstrom has recognized Black History Month over the past five years with in-store exhibits.

"We are honored to celebrate Black History Month with the Kamoinge photography exhibit," said Amelia Ransom Letcher, vice president of Diversity Affairs. "Through this exhibit, our customers will see a wonderful mix of old and new photographs that reflect African American culture and spirit through music."

The exhibit will feature 11 photographers: Salimah Ali, Anthony BarBoza, Mark Lee Blackshear, Adger Cowans, Gerald Cyrus, Colette Fournier, Herbert Randall, Herb Robinson, Radcliffe Roye, Jamel Shabazz, and Shawn Walker.

Exhibit Locations

The exhibit will be on display at select Nordstrom stores: San Francisco Centre, Arden Fair (Sacramento), Fashion Valley (San Diego), Galleria at South Bay (Redondo), Calif.; Park Meadows (Littleton), Colo.; King of Prussia, Pa.; Michigan Avenue (Chicago); Circle Center (Indianapolis); Southpoint (Durham), N.C.; Dallas Galleria; Houston Galleria; Perimeter (Atlanta); Pentagon City (Arlington), Va.; Lloyd Center (Portland), Ore.; Downtown (Seattle) and Southcenter (Tukwila), Wash.

About Nordstrom

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 157 US stores located in 27 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 99 Full-Line Stores, 50 Nordstrom Racks, five Faconnable boutiques, one free-standing shoe store, and one clearance store. Nordstrom also operates 35 Faconnable boutiques in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kendall Bingham
Nordstrom, Inc.
206-373-3031

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.
12/27/2006
NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information on the exhibit, biographies on featured photographers and/or images, please contact Kendall Bingham at (206) 373-3031
CONTACT: Kendall Bingham of Nordstrom, Inc., +1-206-373-3031
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