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juin 2015

African Photography: Studio Portraiture, Part 2

Publié dans Photography  |  juin 27, 2015
In the 1940s, studio photography had increased in popularity among the locals since its introduction by the European at the beginning of the century. With a burgeoning African middle class and a growing number of African photographers, the studios dedicated to portrait started to flourish in several West African cities. Only a dozen of African photographers, mainly from Western Africa, would emerge as pioneers of studio photography.

African Photography: Photojournalism, Part 2

Publié dans Photography  |  juin 13, 2015
After the wave of independence of several African countries, the desire for change and modernity opened new opportunities for African photographers working for newspapers or official agencies. Some acted as witnesses of the social change, while others recorded political events. Official images were used by many African governments to promote the role of the administration and of the politician guiding it for the benefit of all. Although both photographers and the people embraced these images, everyone soon realized they no longer represented social reality.

African Art Outlook for June

Publié dans Events  |  juin 06, 2015
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in June. From Paris to Basel, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of June featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.