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The Walther Collection

The Walther Collection

On November 10, 2012, The Walther Collection collaborated with NYU’s Department of Photography and Imaging and the University College London, for a symposium on ‘Alternative Ways to Describe Historic and Contemporary African Photography.’…

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…

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…

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