Legend: Chester Higgins, Jr.

Chester Higgins, Jr.NY Times staff photographer Chester Higgins, Jr. has dedicated his life to documenting the African Americans, Africans, and African of the Diaspora with the medium of photography

“We are Africans not because we are born in Africa, but because Africa is born in us. Look around you and behold us in our greatness. Greatness is an African possibility; you can make it yours. “

– Chester Higgins, Jr.

Mr. Higgins’ published photography books include “Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa” (Bantam Books, 1994) and “Elder Grace” (Bullfinch/Little Brown and Company, 2000).

Watch NY Times VIDEO: Chester Higgins Jr., staff photographer at The New York Times, on how he conceived his Lens images and the techniques used to create them. (Produced by David Frank)

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