Narratives About African Photography
Friday, June 16
Celebrate the launch of two new publications on photography from African perspectives: Aperture magazine’s summer 2017 issue, “Platform Africa,” and “Photography and Orality: Dialogues in Bamako, Dakar and Elsewhere,” an online platform for interviews with photographers in West Africa.
Featuring Aïcha Diallo, contributing guest editor of “Platform Africa” and associate editor of the online magazine Contemporary And (C&), in conversation with Bärbel Küster and Clara Pacquet of the “Photography and Orality” project. The program will include a discussion about the narratives, dialogues, and polyphonic presences of African photography and image-making today, and will be followed by African music videos presented by Cornelia and Holger Lund.
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Aperture’s “Platform Africa” takes an in-depth look at the dynamic spaces that have shaped conversations about photography in Africa for the last twenty-five years—the biennials, experimental art spaces, and educational workshops in which artists and audiences interact with photography. The issue is edited in collaboration with Bisi Silva, founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria; John Fleetwood, former head of Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop and current director of Photo:, a new African initiative; and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of Contemporary And (C&) – Platform for Contemporary Art from African Perspectives.
Image: Ibrahima Thiam, Portrait Vintage, 2015, from the series Portraits Vintage © the artist