“Barboza’s creative talent is unmatched, as anyone fortunate enough to be part of his photo shoots will tell you. Let him take you on this journey through decades of photographs of everyday life, beauty, and culture.”
“Sometimes words just didn't cut it—we needed pictures. That's where Barboza came in. Whether they be musicians, painters, poets or orators, very few have captured the essence of Blackness as Barboza has."
“Anthony Barboza’s work has a dynamic quality of motion that always captures the restless inner lives of his subjects. His images reveal their interior selves as richly as they do their exterior selves. He sees into them, and they unfold before his gaze and our eyes.”
—Nelson George, author and filmmaker
“I loved every page of this book. Eye Dreaming
is magical. It is a panorama of the photographer’s life in image making focusing on the beauty and trauma of Black life. The compelling text by the writers brilliantly expands the visual narratives. Barboza’s portraits of Black creatives from writers to poets, fashion models to painters, photographers to musicians portrays a fascinating history that is long overdue. It is a must have!”
—Deborah Willis, author of Posing Beauty in African American Culture
"Anthony Barboza produces photographs with a curious eye, creating unique images of surreal, and quiet moments that capture the essence of his subjects. You feel Barboza’s images taking us to a higher place to experience his creativity through his camera lens.”
—Sheila Pree Bright, photographer, artist, and author
"Tony Barboza is a genius—few photographers capture the beauty of Black women like he can."
—Audrey Smaltz, former model, fashion columnist and entrepreneur
“In this sensational collection, photographer Barboza’s body of work is celebrated in all its glory. . . . It’s a gorgeous addition to the shelf of any art book collector.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The first monograph on this significant American photographer, thorough and handsomely designed.”
— Michael Dashkin