Aug 17, 2023 - Sale 2644

Sale 2644 - Lot 281

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

JEB (JOAN E. BIREN) (1944 - )

Barbara Smith and Beverly Smith, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Silver print on RC paper, the image measuring 117x178 mm; 4 5/8x7 inches, the sheet 203x254 mm; 8x10 inches, with JEB's signature, title, negative date, and the date the print was signed, in ink on verso. 1978.

This vintage print was made by JEB. Barbara Smith is a groundbreaking and lifelong Black feminist writer, activist, scholar, and organizer. As one of the original founders of the influential Black feminist Combahee River Collective, Barbara continues to be a key figure in the creation and realization of modern intersectional feminism. Beverly Smith is a Black Feminist health advocate, writer, academic, theorist and activist who is a co-author of the Combahee River Collective Statement. They are twins.

Reproduced: JEB, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (Washington, D.C.: Glad Hag Books), p. 49
This image was included in The National Museum of African American History and Culture's documentary tribute to the liberation movement of African American women.