Photography from/about Africa

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  1. hughitb

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    Hey All,

    I'm looking for examples of photographic work from (or about) Africa as background to an essay I am writing. I am not really after the photo-journalistic style photography covering war, famine, conflict (e.g. Natchwey, Salgado and many others) nor landscape/nature photography (e.g. Nick Brandt). I am also aware of the commercial portrait style photography of Seydou Keita (?) and one or two others

    What I am really interested in is work which falls outside the (very broad) categories I have mentioned above. In particular, photographers working in an urban context. I know about Guy Tillim and David Goldblatt. I would be very grateful if anyone could point me in the direction of other notable photographers I don't know about - I'm sure there are many .

    Thanking you all in advance ....
     
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    You might take a look at Gloria Baker Feinstein's work.
     
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    Thanks Suzanne. Will do ...

    Any other leads?
     
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    The stedelijk museum had an exhibition on this subject. This might bring you more information. See e.g. http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2008/06/30/35083.html

    Jed
     
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    Thanks all. Some superb links and things to follow up there. Exactly what I was looking for. Event better, my library has a copy of the book based on the Stedelijk Museum exhibition ...
     
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    Oh yes, thanks. They are fantastic .. was just thinking about them a few weeks ago but could not remember the name of the photographer ...
     
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    Malick Sidibe

    Philip K. Apagya
     
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    Ok I know this might be a stretch, but what about Roger Ballen. http://www.rogerballen.com/
    but it might not be what you are looking for

    Ricus
     
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    I do quite a bit of work over there. Nigeria, Chad and the DRC.

    Not sure if it fits with what you are looking for but you can see a small sampling on my website.

    www.galler7.com
     
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    Exposition

    "A Useful Dream - African Photography - 1960-2010" (in translation)

    A moment of time in searching for post-colonial African identity.

    BOZAR (Brussels), June 26th-September 26th
     
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