A Short History of the African Photobook

Joana Choumali, Spread from Hââbré, The Last Generation (Johannesburg: Fourthwall Books, 2016)  Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books
Joana Choumali, Spread from Hââbré, The Last Generation (Johannesburg: Fourthwall Books, 2016)  Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books

For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for political and social history.

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9 Publications that Illuminate Queer Life

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From Ren Hang’s subversive nudes to Nan Goldin’s iconic visual diary, nine publications that radically reimagine queer visibility.

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In Ghana, Visions of Queer Friendship and Love

Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016 Courtesy the artist
Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016 Courtesy the artist

Eric Gyamfi reflects on his activism, photography, and telling the stories of West Africa’s queer communities.

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Learning From Addis Ababa

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Muluneh-Aida_Departure

Aida Muluneh, founder of the Addis Foto Fest, speaks about how education plays a central role in connecting African photographers.

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You Must Live and Look

Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Robert Capa and David Seymour, Place du Tertre, Paris, 1952
© the artist/Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Robert Capa and David Seymour, Place du Tertre, Paris, 1952
© the artist/Magnum Photos

In an interview from 1973, Henri Cartier-Bresson spoke frankly about the early days of Magnum.

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Through the Lens

Fatoumata Diabate, Groupe de lutteurs, Somone, Sénégal, 2013, from the series Studio Photo de la Rue
Courtesy the artist
Fatoumata Diabate, Groupe de lutteurs, Somone, Sénégal, 2013, from the series Studio Photo de la Rue
Courtesy the artist

In Bamako, a group of young photographers engage a changing city.

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Between Two Worlds

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In poetic, politically charged images and videos, Zineb Sedira confronts the recent history of North Africa.

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Photographing the Body Electric

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Samantha-Contis-Hold-Down_IMG_0459NEW_CROP_featured

Sam Contis’s first photobook revels in the land, skin, and mythologies of the American West.

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Marie Cosindas (1923–2017)

Marie Cosindas, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1968 © the artist and courtesy Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York and Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth
Marie Cosindas, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1968 © the artist and courtesy Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York and Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth

Aperture remembers the life of Marie Cosindas, pioneer of the painterly color photograph.

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