Flash Afrique! Photography from West Africa

Flash Afrique! Photography from West Africa

by Philip Kwame Apagya, Gerald Matt, Thomas Miessgang, Olu Oguibe
     
 

ISBN-10: 3882436387

ISBN-13: 9783882436389

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: Steidl, Gerhard Druckerei und Verlag

Terra incognito? Heart of darkness? How about "stylish continent," as one magazine once wrote? The gigantic landmass that is Africa, over which a colonial shadow still looms, is a territory of projections and misunderstandings. The West African photographers presented in Flash Afrique!, including Philip Kwame Apagya, Dorris Haron Kasco, Seydou Keita, Boubacar…  See more details below

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Terra incognito? Heart of darkness? How about "stylish continent," as one magazine once wrote? The gigantic landmass that is Africa, over which a colonial shadow still looms, is a territory of projections and misunderstandings. The West African photographers presented in Flash Afrique!, including Philip Kwame Apagya, Dorris Haron Kasco, Seydou Keita, Boubacar Touré Mandémory, Bouna Medoune Seye and Malick Sidibé, tell stories about the tension between dreams and reality. Elaborately arranged studio portraits reveal how Africa sees itself. Documentary images comment on the sheer craziness of overpopulated cities, and conversations with the photographers open up an art scene only recently begun to emerge from the shadows.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783882436389
Publisher:
Steidl, Gerhard Druckerei und Verlag
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
105
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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