Recaptioning Congo

African Stories and Colonial Pictures

Recaptioning Congo
Sandrine Colard, Jean Bofane, Suzanne Freitas, Sinzo Aanza, Annie Lulu
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NZ$ 115.00
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Hardback
h245 x 185mm - 272pg
28 Sep 2022 BE
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Recaptioning Congo offers a new perspective on Congo' s colonial history through a nuanced re-examination of historical photographs. Six writers and a visual artist, led by Sandrine Colard of Rutgers University, contemplate an important collection of historical images and provide them with insightful, contemporary ' captions' . This book, linked to an exhibition at the photo museum FOMU Antwerp, is part of the first large-scale academic study of the photographic history of colonial Congo (1885 - 1960), and contains a wealth of revealing images that highlight the relationship between past and present, Africa and Europe, Belgium and Congo. Text in English, French and Dutch. AUTHOR: Dr. Sandrine Colard (ed. ) is an independent curator, a researcher, and a professor of African art history at Rutgers University-Newark (New Jersey, USA). She is a 2021-2022 Getty/ACLS fellow for the completion of her manuscript about the history of photography in colonial Congo. SELLING POINTS: . Writers and artists take a new look at the photo archives of Colonial Congo . With contributions from celebrated writers and artists with Congolese roots such as Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Jean Bofane and Sammy Baloji . Based on the first-ever comprehensive survey of colonial Congo' s photographic history, led by Dr. Sandrine Collard 50 colour, 250 b/w illustrations
Dr. Sandrine Colard (ed. ) is an independent curator, a researcher, and a professor ofart history at Rutgers University-Newark (New Jersey, USA). She is the recipient of multiple fellowships, such as the Ford Foundation, the musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, the Getty/ACLS fellowships, among others.

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