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Chester Higgins Jr.

Chester Higgins is known for his compelling portraits of the peoples and cultures descended from the African diaspora. Higgins worked as a staff photographer for The New York Times for several decades, and has been published in many other periodicals including ArtNews, The New Yorker, Archaeology, and NILE magazine. His work is the topic of two PBS films and has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at The International Center for Photography, The Smithsonian, The Museum of African Art, The Museum of Photographic Art, The National Civil Rights Museum, and more. He has published several collections of his photography; his latest book, “Sacred Nile”, is forthcoming in November 2021.

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