Bookcover: Framing Oak Cliff: A Visual Diary of a Dallas Neighborhood

Framing Oak Cliff: A Visual Diary of a Dallas Neighborhood

vol. 1: Seeing Texas Series

Richard Doherty — author. 

May, 2024




116 duotone photos.




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About Doherty's Framing Oak Cliff

In this stunning collection of black-and-white photographs, photographer Richard Doherty takes a deep visual dive into Oak Cliff, the southwest Dallas neighborhood where he has lived for the past four decades. Using a variety of film cameras, Doherty combines vivid, sweeping panoramic images on the main business drag, Jefferson Boulevard, with intimate portraits of people in their workplaces, homes, and yards. These evocative, richly detailed images reveal the unique character of the diverse people, social landscapes, and personal spaces in this often-overlooked section of Dallas.

Doherty’s photographs are a testament to his love of Oak Cliff, a place where he has made his home and raised his family. They are also a powerful reminder of the beauty and complexity of everyday life in a modern city.

In addition to Doherty’s photographs, the book features a concise history of Oak Cliff by bestselling author Bill Minutaglio, as well as essays by curators John Rohrbach of the Amon Carter Museum and Christopher Blay of the Houston Museum of African American Culture. These essays provide context for the photographs and anchor them in the landscape of contemporary photography. Framing Oak Cliff: A Visual Diary of a Dallas Neighborhood is a must-have for anyone who loves photography, history, or the city of Dallas. This photographic work is a beautiful and insightful portrait of a unique and vibrant place.

About the Author

RICHARD DOHERTY is a Dallas-based photographer who has lived in the city for over forty years. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he taught photography at Louisiana State University and Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, where he is currently professor emeritus. Doherty’s photographs are held in esteemed museum and private collections worldwide and have been exhibited internationally.

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