Photography in Africa

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

Author: Richard Vokes

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010539

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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

Portraiture and Photography in Africa

“Alfred Martin Duggan—Cronin's photographs for “The Bantu Tribes ofSouth
Africa' (1928*1954)” Kronos: journal ofCape History 36: 54*83. Haney, Erin. 2010
. Photography in WestAfrica. ... Photography in Africa: Ethnographic Perspectives.

Author: John Peffer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008727

Category: Art

Page: 472

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Beautifully illustrated, Portrait Photography in Africa offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa. Twelve leading scholars look at early photographs, important photographers’ studios, the uses of portraiture in the 19th century, and the current passion for portraits in Africa. They review a variety of topics, including what defines a common culture of photography, the social and political implications of changing technologies for portraiture, and the lasting effects of culture on the idea of the person depicted in the photographic image.

Women and Photography in Africa

... Resistance in South Africa in the 1980s, New York: Aperture. Bajorek, J. (2012)
, '“Ça Bousculait!” The Democratization of Photography in Francophone West
Africa', in R. Vokes (ed.), Photography in Africa: Ethnographic Perspectives, ...

Author: Darren Newbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000185877

Category: Photography

Page: 328

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This collection explores women’s multifaceted historical and contemporary involvement in photography in Africa. The book offers new ways of thinking about the history of photography, exploring through case studies the complex and historically specific articulations of gender and photography on the continent, and attending to the challenge and potential of contemporary feminist and postcolonial engagements with the medium. The volume is organised in thematic sections that present the lives and work of historically significant yet overlooked women photographers, as well as the work of acclaimed contemporary African women photographers such as Héla Ammar, Fatoumata Diabaté, Lebohang Kganye and Zanele Muholi. The book offers critical reflections on the politics of gendered knowledge production and the production of racialised and gendered identities and alternative and subaltern subjectivities. Several chapters illuminate how contemporary African women photographers, collectors and curators are engaging with colonial photographic archives to contest stereotypical forms of representation and produce powerful counter-histories. Raising critical questions about race, gender and the history of photography, the collection provides a model for interdisciplinary feminist approaches for scholars and students of art history, visual studies and African history.

The African Photographic Archive

112–31 . Vokes , R. ( 2008 ) , ' On Ancestral Self - Fashioning : Photography in
the Time of AIDS , Visual Anthropology , 21 ( 4 ) : 345-63 . - . ( ed . ) ( 2012a ) ,
Photography in Africa : Ethnographic Perspectives . Woodbridge : James Currey .
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Author: Christopher Morton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100021138X

Category: History

Page: 260

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African photography has emerged as a significant focus of research and scholarship over the last twenty years, the result of a growing interest in postcolonial societies and cultures and a turn towards visual evidence across the humanities and social sciences. At the same time, many rich and fascinating photographic collections have come to light. This volume explores the complex theoretical and practical issues involved in the study of African photographic archives, based on case studies drawn from across the continent dating from the 19th century to the present day. Chapters consider what constitutes an archive, from the familiar mission and state archives to more local, vernacular and personal accumulations of photographs; the importance of a critical and reflexive engagement with photographic collections; and the question of where and what is ‘Africa’, as constructed in the photographic archive. Essential reading for all researchers working with photographic archives, this book consolidates current thinking on the topic and sets the agenda for future research in this field.

Journal of Borderlands Studies

The reference to “ professional photographers ” in this article should be taken to
include photographers who have already established a reputation in the field of
photography based ... In Photography in Africa : Ethnographic Perspectives , ed .




Category: Borderlands


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By moving us outside the frame of the photograph itself, by refusing to accept the photograph as the last word, this book makes photography an engaging and important subject of historical investigation.

Author: Patricia Hayes

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821446886

Category: History

Page: 376

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Going beyond photography as an isolated medium to engage larger questions and interlocking forms of expression and historical analysis, Ambivalent gathers a new generation of scholars based on the continent to offer an expansive frame for thinking about questions of photography and visibility in Africa. The volume presents African relationships with photography—and with visibility more generally—in ways that engage and disrupt the easy categories and genres that have characterized the field to date. Contributors pose new questions concerning the instability of the identity photograph in South Africa; ethnographic photographs as potential history; humanitarian discourse from the perspective of photographic survivors of atrocity photojournalism; the nuanced passage from studio to screen in postcolonial digital portraiture; and the burgeoning visual activism in West Africa. As the contributors show, photography is itself a historical subject: it involves arrangement, financing, posture, positioning, and other kinds of work that are otherwise invisible. By moving us outside the frame of the photograph itself, by refusing to accept the photograph as the last word, this book makes photography an engaging and important subject of historical investigation. Ambivalent‘s contributors bring photography into conversation with orality, travel writing, ritual, psychoanalysis, and politics, with new approaches to questions of race, time, and postcolonial and decolonial histories. Contributors: George Emeka Agbo, Isabelle de Rezende, Jung Ran Forte, Ingrid Masondo, Phindi Mnyaka, Okechukwu Nwafor, Vilho Shigwedha, Napandulwe Shiweda, Drew Thompson

Contesting Visibility

This book does not only explore the making, circulation, and consumption of popular photographs, but also the other side, their rejection and obliteration, an essential aspect of a medium's history that should not be neglected.

Author: Heike Behrend

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839424569

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Since the introduction of photography by commercial studio photographers and the colonial state in Kenya, this global medium has been intensely debated and contested among Muslims on the cosmopolitan East African coast. This book does not only explore the making, circulation, and consumption of popular photographs, but also the other side, their rejection and obliteration, an essential aspect of a medium's history that should not be neglected. It deals with various »social spaces of refusal« in the local Muslim milieu and in that of »traditional« spirit mediums in which (gendered) visibility was (and is) contested in various and creative ways. It focuses on the »aesthetics of withdrawal«: the various ways and techniques that process the photographic act as well as the photographic image to theatricalize the surface of the image in new ways by veiling, masking, and concealing. In a fragmented historical perspective, Heike Behrend seeks to complement, decenter, and counter the history of photography as it has been told by the West and to narrate another history beginning with preceding local media such as textiles and spirit possession.

Photographs as Sources for African History

Papers Presented at a Workshop Held at the School of Oriental and African
Studies, London, May 12-13, 1988 Andrew Roberts. c . PHOTOGRAPHY :
ethnographic and general Banta , M . , and Hinsley , C . M . From Site to Sight :
Anthropology , photography and ... A History of Photography : social and cultural
perspectives .

Author: Andrew Roberts



Category: Africa

Page: 168

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Die Schau des Fremden

The place and meaning of Evans ' photographs of African art remain contested
today . ... 60 While Winogrand was not referring to the African art photographs in
particular , his perspective suggests that ... At the crossroads of ethnographic
practices and the modern art museum , Evans ' photographs of African art
secured the ...

Author: Cordula Grewe

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh


Category: History

Page: 376

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Im Zeichen postkolonialer Kritik sind Museen der Volks- und V�lkerkunde heute eine umstrittene Gattung. Museen werden aufgel�st, Sammlungen umorganisiert, neue Institutionen gegruendet. Dieses Buch nimmt die Entwicklungen in Frankreich, Deutschland, Belgien und USA von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart in den Blick. Es bringt Kuratoren, Kunsthistoriker, Anthropologen, Soziologen und Historiker in einen inter- und multidisziplin�ren Austausch ueber neue Wege der Visualisierung des �Eigenen� wie �Fremden�. In light of postcolonial criticism, the museum of ethnology, anthropology and folklore has become a contested territory. Some museums are being dissolved, collections reorganized, and new institutions created. Focusing on France, Germany, Belgium and the United States in the period between the mid-nineteenth century and the present, this essay collection creates an interdisciplinary dialogue between curators, sociologists, anthropologists, historians and art historians. It sheds new light on the manner in which a modern museology negotiates the problematic heritage of the field and finds new ways to exhibit �self� and �other�. Inhalt Vorwort I. Einleitung: Cordula Grewe: Between Art, Artifact, and Attraction: The Ethnographic Object and its Appropriation in Western Culture II. �sthetik der Attraktionen: Weltausstellungen und V�lkerschauen: Alice von Plato: Zwischen Hochkultur und Folklore: Geschichte und Ethnologie auf den franz�sischen Weltausstellungen im 19. Jahrhundert Gabriele Duerbeck: Samoa als inszeniertes Paradies: V�lkerausstellungen um 1900 und die Tradition der popul�ren Suedseeliteratur B�rbel Kuester: Zwischen �sthetik, Politik und Ethnographie: Die Pr�sentation des Belgischen Kongo auf der Weltausstellung Bruessel-Tervuren 1897 III. Das ethnologische Museum heute: Probleme - Projekte - Perspektiven: Reform als Praxis: Modelle der Neugestaltung: Enid Schildkrout: The Beauty of Science and the Truth of Art: Museum Anthropology at the Crossroads Elisabeth Tietmeyer: Das �Andere� und das �Eigene�: Geschichte, Profil und Perspektiven des Museums Europ�ischer Kulturen in Berlin Michel Colardelle: Mus�es de Soci�t� im 21. Jahrhundert - Was soll mit ihnen geschehen? Fallbeispiel Paris: Vom Louvre zum Mus�e du Quai Branly: N�lia Dias: �What's in a Name?� Anthropology, Museums, and Values, 1827-2006 Nina Gorgus: Georges-Henri Rivi�re: �Lehrjahre� am Pariser Mus�e d'Ethnographie, 1928-1937 Germain Viatte: Das Konzept: Ein Essay zum Mus�e du Quai Branly als projet mus�ologique Maurice Godelier: Die Vision: Einheit von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Mus�e du Quai Branly Lorenzo Brutti: Die Kritik: Ethnographische Betrachtungen des Mus�e du Quai Branly aus der Perspektive eines teilnehmenden Beobachters IV. Kuenstlerische Aneignungen: Ethnologie im Zeichen der Avantgarden: Marsha Morton: The Ethnographic Vision of Max Klinger Andrew Zimmermann: From Natural Science to Primitive Art: German New Guinea in Emil Nolde Uwe Fleckner: The Death of the Work of Art: Carl Einstein and the Berlin Museum of Ethnology Wendy Grossman: Photography at the Crossroads: African Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Till F�rster: Negotiating the Contemporary: Local African Artists in a Globalizing Art World V. Nachwort: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett: Reconfiguring Museums: An Afterword.

The Cape Town Month of Photography 2002

Lines of Sight : Perspectives on South African Photography . Cape Town ... A
book on documentary / news photography in South Africa . ... Framing the Framer
: the embodied gaze of the stereoscopic in nineteenth century ethnography " .

Author: Geoffrey Grundlingh

Publisher: University of Cape Town Press (ZA)


Category: Photography

Page: 199

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African Arts

BOOKS African , ethnographic , and ancient art . ... Interviewed by Christine
Kreamer in May 2002 , Matt recalled meeting the photographer Frank Speed ( the
Sieber children called him “ Uncle God , " playing off the ... 1989. " African Visual
Arts from an Art Historical Perspective , " The African Studies Review 32 , 2 : 55-
103 .




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Urban Youth and Photovoice

This book provides readers with a solid theoretical foundation and a guided approach to how to carry out a youth photovoice project.

Author: Melvin Delgado

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199381321

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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The past decade brought forth a wave of excitement and promise for researchers and practitioners interested in community practice as an approach based on social justice principles and an embrace of community participatory actions. But, effective community practice is predicated on the availability and use of assessment methods that not only capture and report on conditions, but also simultaneously set the stage for social change efforts. This research, therefore, serves the dual purpose of generating knowledge and also being an integral part of social intervention. Research done in this way, however, requires new tools. Photovoice is one such tool - a form of visual ethnography that invites participants to represent their community or point of view through photographs, accompanied by narratives, to be shared with each other and with a broader community. Urban Youth and Photovoice focuses on the use of this method within urban settings and among adolescents and young adults - a group that is almost naturally drawn to the use of photography (especially digital and particularly in today's era of texting, facebook, and instagram) to showcase photovoice as an important qualitative research method for social workers and others in the social sciences, and providing readers with detailed theoretical and practical account of how to plan, implement, and evaluate the results of a photovoice project focused on urban youth.

Early Cinema and the national

His films included more than strictly ethnographic material , as illustrated in the
surviving print of his military escort , which stages ... 2 ) .17 Another film in which
Weule shot an African “ clown ” , while certainly interesting from an ethnographic
perspective , could also have ... My First Fever ” , “ Photo Stroll to My Work ” , “ My
Evening with the Ladies ” , “ Beginning of the Scholar's Ethnographic Work ” , the

Author: Richard Abel



Category: Performing Arts

Page: 354

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.".. the ninth International Domitor Conference, held at the University of Michigan (30 May-2 June 2006)"--P. 2.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Author: Mark W. DeLancey



Category: History

Page: 359

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Reaches far back into early history, covers the colonial era extensively, and then continues on to the present period. Includes an up-to-date chronology and a bibliography that can direct readers to other pertinent works.

Participant Empowerment Through Photo elicitation in Ethnographic Education Research

This volume gives scholars and students a working knowledge of the procedures, challenges, and benefits of using photo methods in their ethnographic work through studies by researchers who are currently using it.

Author: Michael Lee Boucher, Jr.

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319644130

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This volume gives scholars and students a working knowledge of the procedures, challenges, and benefits of using photo methods in their ethnographic work through studies by researchers who are currently using it. The studies are both examples of exemplary scholarship and serve as tutorials on the procedures and methodological considerations of using this personal, even intimate, method. These eight authors were asked to re-open their carefully packed-away studies, disassemble the methods and the findings, and reflect on the contents. Like looking through old photo albums, these reflective essays allowed us to have new conversations with different audiences. Each chapter contains sections that penetratingly explain the research problem, describe why photo methods were used for the study, elucidate and reflect on the method, summarize the findings, and then examine participant empowerment through the method. This unique structure is specifically designed to be used in masters and doctoral classrooms and with researchers looking for new methods or to strengthen their existing work. The editors and authors believe that using photo-methods can empower participants to become part of the research process. Each author uses photo with the same goal; to create rigorous science that has meaning for the participants.

Encyclopedia Americana Photography to Pumpkin

includes ( above ) a man on a camel with ... Such views , based on ethnographic
parallels - especially with Australian Aboriginal and African art - are overly
simplistic . ... Twisted perspective is retained , and the iconography is much more
varied .




Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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