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Portraiture and photography in Africa

Author: John Peffer; Elisabeth Lynn Cameron
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2013.
Series: African expressive cultures.
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Beautifully illustrated, Portrait Photography in Africa offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa. Twelve leading scholars look at early photographs, important photographers' studios, the uses of portraiture in the 19th century, and the current passion for portraits in Africa. They review a variety of topics, including what defines a common culture of photography, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Portraits
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peffer, John.
Portraiture and Photography in Africa.
Indiana University Press 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Peffer; Elisabeth Lynn Cameron
ISBN: 9780253008725 0253008727 1299652239 9781299652231
OCLC Number: 847949587
Notes: Some essays originally presented at the conference "Portrait Photography in African Worlds" (February 3-4, 2006), University of California, Santa Cruz.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Exchange --
Social lives --
Traditions.
Series Title: African expressive cultures.
Other Titles: Portraiture & photography in Africa
Responsibility: edited by John Peffer and Elisabeth L. Cameron.

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