Joseph Dumas, journalist

November 8, 2011.

Thank you for taking the time visit my galleries of photographs.

As a contributor to the travel pages of “Black Enterprise” magazine for a decade, this assemblage is from a series of visits to Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Hungary, Wales and Scotland;), Asia (Japan & India); South America (Chile); the Caribbean (the Dutch island of Curacao;) and within the U.S (New York City; Cape Cod, in Massachusetts; Montana; Mississippi and Louisiana).

I encourage you to visit these places and discover their magic!


From Images 101A-and-beyond, you will discover another eclectic assemblage of photographs: “The Dumas Family Album.” Why them? Why here?

Simply, for the record.


I was blessed to have been acquainted with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Eudora Welty (1909-2001), of Jackson, Mississippi. Of course, she is known for her short-story collections, principally, and novels and her long association with “The New Yorker” magazine (circa 1940’s-1970’s), as a reviewer. Once, I interviewed her, formally (“More Conversations with Eudora Welty,” [Univ. Press of Miss., 1996]). While visiting my mother, in Jackson, Miss Welty would invite me to her Pinehurst Street house and the conversations were free-flowing. Once, as we discussed the color divide in Mississippi and the nation, and stratas within our societies, Miss Welty spoke of well-known African American business and professional people, like Madame C.J. Walker and my forebears, and Miss Welty recalled that they were largely unseen; and she added, to mainstream white consciousness in America, they DID NOT EXIST and were not to be believed. . .

Joseph Dumas, journalist

New York City

DUMAS, on Photography:

"If I take 50 images and discover one or two good ones, I am pleased. The interplay of light and shadow are everything. I concur with the artist Sharon Richardson, a painter, about light: how it flows across an object is interesting."
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