Photography from/about Africa
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 ....
You might take a look at Gloria Baker Feinstein's work.
Thanks Suzanne. Will do ...
Any other leads?
If you know a bit of French, this might be of help:
"The nineteenth century began by believing that what was reasonable was true, and it wound up by believing that what it saw a photograph of, was true.
" - William M. Ivins Jr.
"I don't know, maybe we should disinvent color, and we could just shoot Black & White.
" - David Burnett in 1978
"Analog is chemistry + physics, digital is physics + math, which ones did you like most?
The stedelijk museum had an exhibition on this subject. This might bring you more information. See e.g. http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews.../30/35083.html
Originally Posted by hughitb
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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 ...
Originally Posted by Richard Wasserman
Great work in there... thanks for the link. Also, there's a South African photographer, Pieter Hugo who has done a series of portraits called the Hyena Men, which are really interesting.
Oh yes, thanks. They are fantastic .. was just thinking about them a few weeks ago but could not remember the name of the photographer ...
Originally Posted by SuzanneR
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