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Race/Related: Signature Photos From Our Black Photojournalists

Last month in honor of Black History, we (New York Times) highlighted on Instagram nine exceptional photographs taken by nine Black staff photographers of The New York Times. Collectively, those photographers — the only Black members out of 76 in the history of the photography department — have 250 years of experience at the Times.

Here is a bit about the photojournalists, and a signature photograph.

The Brooklyn Bridge in February 1998. This image was tinted red when it was published to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend. Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Chester was my favorite New York Times photographer…