Harlem, Hollywood, Broadway:
African American Legends Photographed by Jack Mitchell

Chan Gallery

January 19 – March 22, 2020


Donna Summer, 1977, archival vintage exhibition print, 19 x 13 in.

Cicely Tyson, 1995, selenium toned vintage gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in.


This exhibition features 36 hand-selected silver gelatin and color photographs of important African American artists and performers taken by Jack Mitchell over a career spanning five decades. Mitchell died in 2013 at age 88. His first cover photograph for a major magazine was of Haitian dancers for the May 1951 issue of Color Magazine. Exhibition highlights include singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte, singer Whitney Houston (in her first photo session with a professional photographer), dance company founder Alvin Ailey, writer Toni Morrison, singer Roberta Flack, soprano Leontyne Price, hip hop group Public Enemy, singer Donna Summer, actress Cicely Tyson, and actor Ben Vereen.



Lecture and Preview Party

Friday, January 17, 2020

Lecture: 6 p.m.

Reception catered by Chef Narvell: 7-8:30 p.m.

Members: $25 | Non-members: $50

Tickets on sale: December 17, 2019



Thank you, Sponsors!


Ina and Garrett Smith
Alabama A&M University