Our guest on this week’s #NYTReadalong is Ozier Muhammad, an African American photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer from Chicago who has documented the cultural events of African Americans across the world for over four decades for The New York Times, Newsday, Jet and Ebony. Muhammad is dedicated to utilizing photography as a truth telling medium that explores racial issues throughout society and sheds light on the daily struggles of the African and African American communities.
Muhammad is the grandson of Nation of Islam Founder Elijah Muhammad who mentored popular figures of the civil rights movement including Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. During Muhammad’s childhood he was surrounded by other influential figures such as Gordon Parks, the first African American photographer for Life magazine. Seeing Parks’ powerful photographs of the civil rights movement piqued Muhammad’s interest and inspired him to pursue a career in photojournalism.
We’ll review highlights of his work and the print edition of the Sunday New York Times
He currently has a show at the Keith de Lellis Gallery in New York City:
“Ozier Muhammad: Events that Changed the World.”
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A Selection of Ozier Muhammad's Photographs
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