JAMES H. BLACK

JAMES H. BLACK

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James H. Black is an award winning, Scottish born photographer who has captured beautiful images that are both historically poignant and personally introspective. His pictorial work records simple human endeavor while embracing a comfort and a calm that is undeniably captivating.  As a GI in the U.S. Army and a resident photographer for the “Stars and Stripes” newspaper during the mid 1950’s, James was assigned to document America’s occupation of Germany and Europe’s revitalization in the aftermath of World War II. His mission was to seek-out and showcase the good found throughout its spirited community and to provided an ease and hope for soldiers continuing to fight for the civil liberties of humankind.  The simplicity and gentleness of James Black’s work resounds his own personal belief that “the art of photography lies within the ability of capturing something beautiful and the process of revealing it to another.” ~ James H. Black.