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Portraiture & photography in Africa

Author: John Peffer; Elisabeth Lynn Cameron
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: African expressive cultures.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa

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Genre/Form: Portraits
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Peffer; Elisabeth Lynn Cameron
ISBN: 9780253008602 0253008603
OCLC Number: 793571896
Notes: Some essays originally presented at the conference "Portrait Photography in African Worlds" (February 3-4, 2006), University of California, Santa Cruz.
Description: 452 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the study of photographic portraiture in Africa / John Peffer --
Exchange. Portrait photography: a visual currency in the Atlantic visualscape / Jürg Schneider --
Lutterodt Family Studios and the changing face of early portrait photographs from the Gold Coast / Erin Haney --
Yoruba Studio photographers in Francophone West Africa / Érika Nimis --
The fieldworker and the portrait: the social relations of photography / Elisabeth L. Cameron --
Social lives. "A photograph steals the soul": the history of an idea / Z.S. Strother --
The past in the present: photographic portraiture and the evocation of multiple histories in the Bamum Kingdom of Cameroon / Christraud M. Geary --
Mombasa on display: photography and the formation of an urban public, from the 1940s onward / Isolde Brielmaier --
Portrait photography in a postcolonial age: how beauty tells the truth / Liam Buckley --
Traditions. Likeness or not: musings on portraiture in canonical African art and its implications for African portrait photography / Jean Borgatti --
Àkó-graphy: Ọ̀wọ̀ portraits / Rowland Abíọ́dún --
Visual griots: identity, aesthetics, and the social roles of portrait photographers in Mali / Candace M. Keller --
The intermediality of portraiture in Northern Côte d'Ivoire / Till Förster.
Series Title: African expressive cultures.
Other Titles: Portraiture and photography in Africa
Responsibility: edited by John Peffer and Elisabeth L. Cameron.
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