Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography

By: Okwui Enwezor (ed.)

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Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears. Contents include: The uses of Afro-pessimism, Contemporary African art and globalization, The analytical impulse in contemporary African photography. Plates begin on page 47 and run to page 349; often full page with no borders. Very large prints. Photographers include: Tracey ROSE, Doa ALY, Andrew DOSUNMU, Yto BARRADA, Luis BASTO, Maha MAAMOUN, Lamia NAJI, Fatou Kandé SENGHOR, Otobong NKANGA, Zwelethu MTHETHWA, Ali CHRAÏBI, Sada TANGARA, Mamadou GOMIS, Moshekwa LANGA, James MURIUKI, Guy TILLIM, Kelechi AMADI-OBI, Amaize OJEIKHERE


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Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography gathers approximately 250 works by 30 artists from across the continent, an amazingly wide range of individual artistic responses to the unprecedented shifts taking place in Africa's economic, social and cultural spheres. In addition to introducing audiences to the multiple imaginations and voices of today's African artists, Snap Judgments explores the ways photo-based art has developed across the dialectic of traditional African aesthetic values and Western influences. Contemporary African photography has emerged in the post-World War II de-colonization movements, the quest for independent national identity, and the effects of globalization and modernity. Snap Judgments organizes the work that grew out of all that into four thematic groups--landscape; urban formations; the body and identity; and history and representation--groups that reflect the issues around which Africa's experimental artists have been articulating new styles and visual languages. Nigerian independent curator and art historian Okwui Enwezor, widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on contemporary African art, has included an essay by art historian Colin Richard, an appendix on recent exhibitions of African photography, biographical notes on the artists, and a general bibliography.

Title: Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography

Author: Okwui Enwezor (ed.)

Categories: Photography,

Publisher: Steidl: 2006

ISBN Number: 3865212247

ISBN Number 13: 9783865212245

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Photography

Size: XL

Seller ID: 143485

Keywords: Tracey ROSE, Doa ALY, Andrew DOSUNMU, Yto BARRADA, Luis BASTO, Maha MAAMOUN, Lamia NAJI, Fatou Kandé SENGHOR, Otobong NKANGA, Zwelethu MTHETHWA, Ali CHRAÏBI, Sada TANGARA, Mamadou GOMIS, Moshekwa LANGA, James MURIUKI, Guy TILLIM, Kelechi AMADI-OBI, Amaize OJEIKHERE, African , Photographers, Current, Contemporary, Working, ,