In/Sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Presentby Okwui Enwezor, Clare Bell, Octavio Zaya, Olu Oguibe
The 30 African photographers selected for this pioneering anthology challenge long-standing Western misconceptions about Africa. Created from the beginnings of the continent's struggles for independence to the postcolonial present, their diverse works include studio portraiture and architectural views from the 1940s and 1950s; photojournalism from Drum, the influential South African magazine that celebrated and critiqued life in the 1950s; scenes of the activities of cosmopolitan youth in the 1960s and 1970s; and contemporary art that addresses more personal concerns, from issues of identity and representation of the body, to formal studies exploring the symbolism of light and darkness. Okwui Enwezor's and Octavio Zaya's probing essays discuss photographic representation, Western perceptions of Africa and the changing self-images of Africans over this period of profound transformation. Olu Oguibe's text illuminates the nature and uses of the image in African history and traditions. Also included are artists' biographies and personal statements.
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Meet the Author
Olu Oguibe is the Nigerian-born, New York-based co-curator of Century Cities, the 3rd International Salon of Painting, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, and the book Fresh Cream. His artworks have been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world, including the 7th Habana Bienal, and he is also the author and editor of several books, including Uzo Egonu: An African Artist in the West and Reading the Contemporary: African Art from Theory to the Marketplace.
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