The Magazine of Photography and Ideas
This summer, Aperture 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. “Platform Africa” presents a new generation of artists who have connected through such platforms as the Bamako Biennale in Mali and Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia, and is produced in collaboration with guest editors 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.
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Table of Contents
Radical Women, Walker Evans, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Arwed Messmer, and David Hockney
Geoffrey Batchen on The Era of the Photograph, 1966
Maria Morris Hambourg on Irving Penn
by Leslie Hewitt
Editors’ Note: Platform Africa
Five Cities, Five Platforms
Contributions by Emmanuel Iduma, Serubiri Moses, Carole Diop, Yasmine El Rashidi, and Brendan Wattenberg
by Bisi Silva
by Sean O’Toole
Truth Telling & High Fashion
by Rita Potenza
Introduction by Bongani Madondo
Introduction by Antawan I. Byrd
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok
Introduction by Hansi Momodu-Gordon
Introduction by Sara Knelman
Introduction by Jenna Wortham
Introduction by Candice Jansen
Introduction by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Introduction by Silas Martí
Introduction by M. Neelika Jayawardane
Introduction by Sean Anderson
Self-Portrait by Chief S. O. Alonge, Nigeria, ca. 1942