• Robert Scurlock and F.B.I. Special Agent James Amos

    8 days ago - By Smithsonian

    As a young man Robert S. Scurlock and his brother George learned photography in their father Addison's Washington studio. Robert was impatient with the constraints of formulaic studio portraiture, however, and sought different avenues of expression, especially photojournalism-such as the picture stories made popular by Life and Look magazines, as well as the picture magazines published for an African American clientele. Robert Scurlock photographed on assignment or on speculation for some of them. One example is his documentation of James Edward Amos (1879-1953), one of the first African...
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