This blog is composed of images and writings related to the life and work of Faith Ringgold, her mother Mme. Willi Posey, and her daughters Michele and Barbara Wallace. There are pages with links to blogs composed of the materials arranged by decades. The blog, itself, will ultimately be composed of materials related to the life of the family in the 90s and the 21st century.

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Photo-Essay: Faith Wallace Gadsden as a Baby


Faith Wallace, originally uploaded by olympia2x.  All rights reserved.  Collection of Michele Wallace. 

This photograph captures much about Baby Faith as a Baby that I adored. She isn't really able to entirely sit up yet so she is leaning slightly to the side of her stroller and the hair is only growing on part of her head thus far but the indomitable spirit and determination to stand up and be counted, to be focused and unforgettable is already there. One hand in a fist the other reaching out. Perhaps she is 3 or 4 months.

 I loved her then and I attempt to love her still but love is a powerfully difficult thing between a woman of thirty (which she is now) and a woman of sixty (which I am now) when you are not at the very least mother and daughter.  Sometimes they don't much love you back.

Nonetheless Soul Pictures is dedicated to her future, and to the future of the planet Earth.

Photo by Faith Ringgold.

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