'Love Now' Exhibit at Nordstrom Celebrates Black History Month

Nordstrom invites customers to experience photographers' interpretation of love through their talented and thought-provoking perspectives.

SEATTLE, Jan 19, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- In celebration of Black History Month, Nordstrom will showcase the work of renowned and up and coming African- American photographers in an exhibit called "Love Now." The exhibit will be displayed in select Nordstrom stores and will feature works inspired by the photographers' interpretation of love in our times.

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The exhibit is a public tribute to the art and talent of black professional photographers, and honors the contributions that African- Americans have made to society as a whole. In its second year, the exhibit has expanded to feature over twice as many photographers. The artwork will be on display the entire month of February.

"We are excited to showcase the work of talented photographers in our stores for the second year in a row during Black History Month," said Delena Sunday, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity Affairs. "We feel this unique exhibit is an opportunity to share their thought-provoking photographs inspired by the different backgrounds and experiences of these artists. We are thrilled to honor them and to share their talent with our customers."

    The exhibit will feature twenty-five photographers:
    -- William Anderson, Atlanta, Ga.; Mother and Child, 1972
    -- C.B. Bell III, Seattle, Wash.; Best Friends, 2003
    -- Greg Bennett, Seattle, Wash.; It's Never Too Late to Love Now, 1999
    -- Sinden Collier, Los Angeles, Calif.; Trainspotting, 1999
    -- Griffith J. Davis, Atlanta, Ga.; Langston Huges with Students, 1947
       courtesy of the Griffith J. Davis Family Collection
    -- Sean Drakes; Atlanta, Ga.; Adodi ("Brotherhood"), 2003
    -- Jonathan Eubanks; Oakland, Calif.; Companion, 1970
    -- Lenney Foster, Taos, N.M.; Three Generations, 1999
    -- Tanya Langford, Seattle, Wash.; The Anniversary, 2000
    -- Claude Lewis, Los Angeles, Calif.; Michelle, 1976
    -- Fern Logan, Carbondale, Ill.; Lovers, 1997
    -- Stephen Marc, Tempe, Ariz.; Untitled, 2001
    -- Ceci Marquette, New York City; Wilfrado, 2001
    -- Kenneth McFadden, Seattle, Wash.; Big Cousin, 2003
    -- Willie Middlebrook, Long Beach; Calif.; Fire, 2001
    -- David Ogburn, Washington, D.C.; Renee and L.A., 2001
    -- Carl Posey, New York City; Table Play, 2003
    -- Eli Reed, New York City; Untitled, 2003
    -- Robert Rostick, Tampa, Fla.; Sisters Lum & Sol, 2003
    -- Matthew J. Smith, New York City; L'Envie, 2003
    -- Denise Travailleur, Decatur, Ga.; Jasmine and Noelle, 2000
    -- Lewis Watts, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Mr. Wilson and Daughter, West Oakland,
    -- Pat Ward Williams, Tallahassee, Fla.; Bakature Magazine Mask, 2002
    -- Wendel White, Pamona, N.J.; Michelle Washington Wilson, Newtonville,
       NJ, 2001
    -- Lloyd Wright, Seattle, Wash.; Rachael, 1994

Exhibit Locations

The exhibit will be on display at Nordstrom Downtown San Francisco; Walnut Creek, Calif.; Fashion Valley, San Diego, Calif.; The Galleria at Tyler, Riverside, Calif.; Park Meadows; Littleton, Colo.; Downtown Seattle, Downtown Portland, and Lloyd Center, Portland, Ore.; Pentagon City, Arlington, Va.; Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Circle Center, Indianapolis; Dallas Galleria; Perimeter Mall, Atlanta; Southpoint, Durham N.C.; Somerset, Troy, Mich.

About Nordstrom

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 148 US stores located in 27 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 92 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, five Faconnable boutiques, one free-standing shoe store, and one clearance store. Nordstrom also operates 31 international Faconnable boutiques, primarily in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom serves customers through its online presence at and through its direct mail catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

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