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The emphasis of the photographer is not primarily the aesthetic, so less attention is paid to composition: bodies and heads have been cropped off. These photographs have been taken with a flash indoors, which does not allow for the ...

Author: Kylie Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317358244

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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This book offers a range of perspectives on photography in Africa, bringing research on South African photography into conversation with work from several other places on the continent, including Angola, the DRC, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. The collection engages with the history of photography and its role in colonial regulatory regimes; with social documentary photography and practices of self-representation; and with the place of portraits in the production of subjectivities, as well as contemporary and experimental photographic practices. Through detailed analyses of particular photographs and photographic archives, the chapters in this book trace how photographs have been used both to affirm colonial worldviews and to disrupt and critique such forms of power. This book was originally published as a special issue of Social Dynamics.
2018-02-02 By Kylie Thomas

Author: Roy Sieber

Publisher: Dayton Art Inst

ISBN: UOM:39015055927019

Category: Art

Page: 148

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2000 By Roy Sieber

The National Museum of African Art is committed to exploring the pictorial and artistic legacy of countless photographers who have shaped and continue to shape our understanding of Africa and its peoples . Most of the photographs ...

Author: Christraud M. Geary

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0856675520

Category: Photography

Page: 136

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This book accompanies an exhibition at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, on the role of photography in Central Africa. This is the first book to link two related themes: the role of photographic images in constructing and circulating fantasies, ideas, and sentiments in Europe and the US relating to the peoples of Central Africa; and the role of photography in enabling Africans to project images of themselves by becoming familiar with photographic technology. Broad in thematic and temporal scope, the book focuses on several time periods, especially on the years before and between the two world wars. This is also the first publication devoted to the important holdings of the Eliot Elisofen Photographic Archives, a department of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution and a unique repository with more than 200,000 historical and contemporary images from all over Africa. This book raises important issues associated with photographic practice in Africa, the distribution of images, the circulation of ideas in Europe and the US, and African responses to photography through several poignant case studies. This book also advances the scholarly discourse on colonial/anthropological photography, and contributes to a better understanding of African responses to photography.
2003-05-02 By Christraud M. Geary

Indeed, from the beginning, photographs were embedded within multiple circuits (of different historical 'depth', ... n.d. and 2010a).24 Yet so too recent work has also highlighted how the increasing flow of photographs out of the ...

Author: Richard Vokes

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781847010537

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 290

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Gives an ethnographic account of the complexities of the use of photography in Africa, both historically and in contemporary practice.
2012 By Richard Vokes

OUT OF AFRICA: “I don't think I've ever done a story without a personal human aspect to it," Limer says. That's why her photos of this typical African safari include shots of the guides (top and middle), and a member of the staff at ...





Page: 140

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2006-02 By

This is where you discover (and photograph) the wonders of Africa. ... we'll be whisked to the home of Bryony and Rick Anderson, which contains some of the original furniture that belonged to Karen Blixon, author of Out of Africa.





Page: 116

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2000-07 By

Family Snaps: The Meanings of Domestic Photography, London: Virago Dewdney, A. and Boyd, F. (1995) 'Television, Computers, ... Writings on Twentieth-Century Photography, New York: E.P. Dutton Doy, Gen (1996) 'Out of Africa: Orientalism, ...

Author: Liz Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000390643

Category: Art

Page: 488

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Now in its sixth edition, this seminal textbook examines key debates in photographic theory and places them in their social and political contexts. Written especially for students in further and higher education and for introductory college courses, it provides a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic seeing. Individual chapters cover: • Key debates in photographic theory and history • Documentary photography and photojournalism • Personal and popular photography • Photography and the human body • Photography and commodity culture • Photography as art. This revised and updated edition includes new case studies on topics such as: Black Lives Matter and the racialised body; the #MeToo movement; materialism and embodiment; nation branding; and an extended critical discussion of landscape as genre. Illustrated with over 100 colour and black and white photographs, it features work from Bill Brandt, Susan Derges, Rineke Dijkstra, Fran Herbello, Hannah Höch, Mari Katayama, Sant Khalsa, Karen Knorr, Dorothea Lange, Susan Meiselas, Lee Miller, Ingrid Pollard, Jacob Riis, Alexander Rodchenko, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall. A fully updated resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites, full glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography, plus additional resources at make this an ideal introduction to the field.
2021-07-09 By Liz Wells

Photographs in museum exhibitions ( as opposed to exhibitions of photographs per se ) can serve several purposes . ... Images of West Africa juxtaposes the work of two photographers — Pemberton , whose photography grew out of his ...



ISBN: UOM:39015079304914

Category: Architecture

Page: 532

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1989 By

Wolfram Hartmann (Windhoek: Out of Africa Publishers, 2004), pp. ... Persuasion: The Palgrave Album in the National Archives of Namibia”, in Hues between Black and White: Historical Photography from Colonial Namibia, 1860s to 1915, ed.

Author: Leila Koivunen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135856120

Category: Art

Page: 368

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This study examines and explains how British explorers visualized the African interior in the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing the first sustained analysis of the process by which this visual material was transformed into the illustrations in popular travel books. At that time, central Africa was, effectively, a blank canvas for Europeans, unknown and devoid of visual representations. While previous works have concentrated on exploring the stereotyped nature of printed imagery of Africa, this study examines the actual production process of images and the books in which they were published in order to demonstrate how, why, and by whom the images were manipulated. Thus, the main focus of the work is not on the aesthetic value of pictures, but in the activities, interaction, and situations that gave birth to them in both Africa and Europe.
2008-11-19 By Leila Koivunen

Useful works to consult for introductions to colonial photography in Africa include, Malek Alloula, Te Colonial Harem ... Anthropology and Photography, 1860–1920; and Christraud Geary, In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, ...

Author: Kris Belden-Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000211542

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Throughout photography’s history, failure has played an essential, recurring part in the development and perceived value of this medium. Exploring a range of failures – individual and institutional, technological and historiographical – Photography and Failure asks what it means to fail and considers how this narrative of failure has shaped our understanding of photography. From the trial-and-error beginnings of photochemistry to poor business decisions influenced by fickle public opinion and taste, the founders and early practitioners of photography frequently faced bankruptcy and ignominy. Alongside these individual ‘failures’, this collection of essays examines the role of museums in rediscovering, preserving and presenting photographs within institutions, as well as technological limitations, such as the problematic panoramic lens or the digital, archival failures of Snapchat. Moving beyond the physical photograph and these processes, the book also investigates the limitations of photographs themselves, as purveyors of truth, time, space, documentary realism and social change, whether these failures are used to effect or not. Finally, the book probes the historiographical failures affecting the discipline, drawing on key debates, such as the perceived over-emphasis on European and American photography, and the place of photography theory in contemporary art practice. Blurring the boundaries between traditional binaries of art and non-art photography, amateur and professional practice, and individual and corporate perspectives, Photography and Failure presents a new approach to understanding and evaluating photographic history.
2020-08-06 By Kris Belden-Adams