Culture Type explores black contemporary art through the lens of books, magazines, and catalogues. Drawing connections between artistic vision and pivotal cultural moments, it combines journalistic, scholarly, and curatorial insights and shares invaluable material culled from the published record on black art. Examples of coverage include a report on how the practice of Charles Gaines is influencing the creative economy of Los Angeles, an interview about photographing David Hammons, and an annual review of the best art books.
Victoria L. Valentine is the founder and editor of Culture Type. She was the managing editor at the Ford Foundation and editor-in-chief of the Crisis magazine, the official publication of the NAACP. For five years, she served as an editor at Emerge: Black America’s Newsmagazine, where she established a book review section and wrote features and news articles on art, culture and politics.