Ming Smith's 'Strange Fruit' reveals the specters of American history

The photographer's experiments in shadow and light reform gender and racial boundaries in a portfolio for Document S/S 2019. Ming Smith is a pioneer. She was not only the first female member of Kamoinge, the African-American photography collective established in 1963, but also the first black woman, in the late 1970s, to have photographs acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.