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Sepia dreams; a celebration of black achievement through words and images, written by Dionne Bennett with an introduction by Vanessa Williams

Smith, Matthew Jordan, photographs and interviews

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ISBN 10: 0312278179 / ISBN 13: 9780312278175
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 2001
Hardcover
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xviii, 203p., profusely illus. with the African american photographer's celebrity photographs and signed and dated by him, first printing, very good in a like dj. Bookseller Inventory # 119444

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Title: Sepia dreams; a celebration of black ...

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Sepia Dreams is a collection of wise words from and beautiful images of fifty black celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, art, sports, and more. Speaking candidly about the motivations and qualities they believe have made and kept them successful, each celebrity interview takes the form of a lesson-one that is useful in our daily lives, one that shows us that dreams can come true, including:

* Samuel L. Jackson discusses Endurance
" I was very fortunate that fame didn't come until I'd learned to do a whole lot of different things. The work is what makes me happy. It never occurred to me to quit. From early on, it was instilled in me that it was about the work and not the result of the work."

* Gordon Parks expresses Fearlessness
"People could do many things if they just tried, but they're afraid. I have always had a great desire and curiosity about the world and what you can accomplish in it. At times, I have been afraid, but I have never allowed fear to stand in my way."

* Lena Horne tells of living with Dignity
"Dignity is something that no one can take away from you. They may try-honey, they will try-but you don't have to let them."

* Susan Taylor talks about BALANCE
"When your emotional life is in balance, everything else works. I see myself as a student of my own life. I'm always reaching for something more."

Sepia Dreams showcases Matthew Jordan Smith's extraordinary talent, and his moving photographs stand on their own as striking works of art. Intuitive and enriching, practical and encouraging, as well as visually stunning, this book inspires and guides anyone who has ever had a dream to pursue it.

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Sepia Dreams fuses the photographic beauty of I Dream a World with the inspiration of Black Profiles in Courage. In it, celebrities speak candidly about the motivations and qualities they believe have made them successful. Samuel L. Jackson discusses endurance; Gordon Parks, fearlessness. Gregory Hines emphasizes the importance of joy; while Lena Horne tells readers to live with grace. Each interview takes the form of a lesson--one readers can use in their own lives, one that shows them their dreams can come true.

In addition, Smith's moving photographs stand on their own as beautiful works of art. Insightful and uplifting, practical and spiritual, as well as visually stunning, this book gives inspiration to anyone who has ever had a dream worth living.

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