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Name:  Fern Logan  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: New York City, New York

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Illinois Connection

Logan lives in Carbondale, Illinois. She is an Associate Professor of Cinema and Photography-at southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Logan has produced a remarkable series of photographs in her book ''The Artist Portrait Series-Images of Contemporary African-American Artists''. Some of those who have posed for Fern are famous: Maya Angelou, Gordon Parks, Alvin Ailey, Ed Bradley and Arthur Ashe. All of her portraits document the emergence of the African-American artist into mainstream American art. Each rich duotone portrait is accompanied by Logan's commentary on the artist.

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