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.


Photo Collection: Faith looking over Harlem 1980s

Photo by Ellen Eisenman, 1987. Taken from the roof of 345. Harlem was composed by a desolate landscape then but Faith was always hopeful, always positive. She is the peak of her weight loss powers.

Photo Collection: Baby Faith, Grandma and Teddy 1980s--Part of the Change

Baby Faith, Grandma and Teddy, originally uploaded by olympia2x.
At 345 West 145th Street in Harlem with her granddaughters Faith and Teddy. 1987. Photo by C. Love.

Photo Collection: Change 1987 Performance Images

Faith and her Collaborator, Artist Assistant Lisa Yee

Image including Video Camera Man.  What became of that video I wonder?
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Faith dancing with Bernice Steinbaum and Baby Faith in 1987 at her Change Performance in Soho.  Baby Faith is about 5.  Photograph by Clarissa Sligh.  All rights reserved.  Copyright Clarissa Sligh.

Photo Collection: Faith Ringgold's Change 1980s VII

Faith in La Jolla, California.  1987.  Photo by C. Love

More of the performance of Change by Faith Ringgold.  In the foreground, plastic bags filled with water equivalent to 100 pounds of weight. Celebratory dance at the end with Barbara and her two children, Faith in the dress and Teddy in her arms.  1987.

Faith reading from her text in the Change Performance (1987).  Seated in the audience is Lisa Yi, her artist assistant and collaborator then.   Photograph by Clarissa Sligh.  All rights reserved. 

Faith in La Jolla, California at an earlier stage in her weight loss program.  Perhaps 1986.  Photo by Lind Shlecht.  All rights reserved. 

Friends of Soul Pictures

Michele Wallace

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Michele Wallace: Talking in Pictures

Michele Wallace: Talking in Pictures
Barbara, MJ, Michele and Mom in the background in sunglasses at a fashion show in the early 60s