Saturday, June 30, 2007

NEA Honors Roland Freeman (Quilter Documentarian)

Roland Freeman has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as one of 12 Heritage Award Fellows. The $20,000 award is granted to promoters of traditional arts via teaching, collecting, advocacy and preservation.

An internationally reknown photographer, Roland Freeman is the author of the acclaimed volume, A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories – 400 pages representing 25 years of photodocumentation – it is the first national survey of African-American quilters.

More about his work can be found on the website of The Group for Cultural Documentation.

Additional information can be access on the blog of Kyra Hicks –

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