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