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Louis Draper and Anthony Barboza maintained a close working relationship for many years. In these two self-portraits, both artists placed their shadows over white compositional elements on the ground, allowing their silhouetted shapes to oscillate between a nearly abstract element and a representation of themselves. A number of Kamoinge artists were making images of their own shadows by the 1970s, suggesting a group dialogue about the compositional techniques used and perhaps the various symbolic connotations.