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Expanding the African Photographic Archive

What Can These Photographs Tell Us?

Photography from and about Africa is gaining interest and scholarship judging from the turn out at the one day symposium Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, held this past November, 2012…

The Black Gypsy | Meet Sam Lambert

The Black Gypsy | Meet Sam Lambert

“It’s rude to stare at people!” my mother used to tell me as a child. I know she was right yet in some circumstances, I maintain it’s just simply unavoidable. In fashion invariably…

Featured | José Pedro Cortes

Featured | José Pedro Cortes | Moi, Un Blanc

Moi, Un Blanc (“I, a White”), a photographic series by José Pedro Cortes taken in Mali, images mostly from the Dogon region. Film buffs may recognise the reference embedded in the series’ title,  to French anthropological…

Mama Casset & The Studio Dream Factory

Mama Casset & The Studio Dream Factory

Colonial era photography from Africa, is typically fraught by the problematic depiction of subject as specimen.  No matter how majestic the individual, it carries with it that acrid tinge of sadness.

Seydou Keita

Dapper Dandies of Bamako

Several weeks back, randomly walking by this rare book seller in New York an image that I recall seeing before caught my eye. Stepping in, I asked to view the book that lay…

Malick Sidibe

Bamako: A Glimpse To The Backside of The Moon

A few years back, if asked where is Bamako, I would have been hard pressed to tell you. Obviously that is not the case now, but one more reason to know where this city lies is Malick Sidibé.

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