In/sight: African photographers, 1940 to the Present

By: Clare (intro). Bell

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Book is in excellent condition with very slight shelf wear to creaseless covers only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Impressively clean book. 275 pages, almost all full page prints of the 30 African photographers selected for this anthology. The book challenges long-standing Western misconceptions about Africa. Created from the beginnings of the continent's struggles for independence to the postcolonial present, their diverse works include studio portraiture and architectural views from the 1940s and 1950s; photojournalism from Drum, the influential South African magazine that celebrated and critiqued life in the 1950s; scenes of the activities of cosmopolitan youth in the 1960s and 1970s; and contemporary art that addresses more personal concerns, from issues of identity and representation of the body, to formal studies exploring the symbolism of light and darkness. Okwui Enwezor's and Octavio Zaya's probing essays discuss photographic representation, Western perceptions of Africa and the changing self-images of Africans over this period of profound transformation. Olu Oguibe's text illuminates the nature and uses of the image in African history and traditions. Artists' biographies, with photos and personal statements at back.

Title: In/sight: African photographers, 1940 to the Present

Author: Clare (intro). Bell

Categories: Photography, Art, Africa,

Publisher: Distributed by Abrams: 1996

ISBN Number: 0892071699

ISBN Number 13: 9780892071692

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Photography

Size: XL

Seller ID: 142369

Keywords: African, Africa, Black, Photojournalism, Portriture, History of, Protraits, African Drum, South Africa, Commercial Photography, History, Art, Pan Africanism, ,