10 August 2008

African Imagery

For many in the North and West, I suspect, Africa may as well be blank. When we fill in that blank, raise appropriate concern about how, by whom and to what ends the continent in its immense variety is photographed. (For instance ~ [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] ~ among others.) It is difficult to know even how to approach this problem - and I point out that the problem resides here, in the North and West, not there. Photographer Philip Cartland (whose own work is terrific) maintains this page ~ African Imagery ~ which, unsurprisingly, focuses on African photographers. It is a good place to start.



Anonymous Philip said...

Thanks for mentioning the site. One tiny point, the site is open to 'any' photographer, not only 'african' photographers. It is more about perception of Africa. Also I would mention that this site has been around for ages in various faces but I don't have the time to dedicate much time to it, so submissions are added at a slow pace.

11 August, 2008 01:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to this wonderful site. What great photography!

12 August, 2008 10:50  

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