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August 2015

African Photography: Documentary, Part 1

Posted in Photography  |  August 29, 2015
In the 1940s, the sociopolitical instability of Europe led many people to flee outside the continent with several people moving to Africa. Among them, some photographers moved to South Africa and established commercial portrait studios. For three women whom we will talk below, Constance Stuart Larrabee, Anne Fischer, and Jansje Wissema, representations of people were their initial choice for their photographic work.

African Photography: Studio Portraiture, Part 4

Posted in Photography  |  August 15, 2015
In the 1960s, photography was the favorite way of various Africans to show changes due to independence of their countries. While some African photographers took pictures in the street, others preferred to travel across their country or invite people inside their studios to realize portraits. Sometimes it was to complete administrative tasks. More generally, they put themselves at the customers’ service by trying to show them in their best outfit. In essence, the photographic portraits of this period were a rewarding representation of social welfare and wealth.

African Art Outlook for August

Posted in Events  |  August 01, 2015
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in August. From Cape Town to New York, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, pack your bags and head out to explore interesting work from some of our favorite artists. If you’re looking for an art-filled trip this month, we’ve put together a list of African and Africa related art events you might enjoy.