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God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

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Baldwin’s life and legacy as remembered by a pantheon of artists and writers: from Jamaica Kincaid and Barry Jenkins to Richard Avedon and Alice Neel

When author James Baldwin died in 1987, he left behind an extraordinary body of work that included novels, poems, film scripts, and essays. A critical voice in the civil rights movement, he struggled to retain his individual identity while representing the collective. Edited by Hilton Als, God Made My Face is a tribute to Baldwin's diverse contributions to literature, cinema, and Black American studies, featuring contributions from a variety of authors and artists inspired by his work.

Artists include Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Richard Avedon, Don Bachardy, Alvin Baltrop, Anthony Barboza, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Beauford Delaney, Marlene Dumas, Glenn Ligon, George McCalman, Alice Neel, Elle Pérez, Cameron Rowland, Kara Walker, James Welling, Larry Wolhandler.
Authors include: Stephen Best, Daphne A. Brooks, Teju Cole, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Barry Jenkins, Jamaica Kincaid, David Leeming, Darryl Pinckney.

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