There are plenty of extraordinarily important events in the African American history that pre-date the photographic art. At the turn-of-the-century when the first photographs were taken, image was far from perfect but this doesn’t strip the photos from their symbolic value. In fact, these are the kind of prints that many are looking for, as they project a sense of authenticity.
It comes as no surprise that the vast majority of African American Photography Wall Art is featuring famous athletes. They spend most of the time in the spotlight, so artists have a better chance of capturing them in memorable stances. Some of the best African American Photography artwork is centered on basketball players scoring the decisive point in the last seconds of the game or baseball players setting personal milestones. Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Roberto Clemente are just a few of the protagonists in these photos.