Photos of Africa demanding situations the widely-held concept that Africans are powerless within the production of self-image. It explores the ways that picture production is a technique of negotiation entered into by way of quite a lot of actors inside of and past the continent - in presidents' workplaces and get together HQs, in newsrooms and rural experts, in insurgent military bases and in artists' and writers' experiences.
Its ten chapters, written by means of students operating around the continent and various disciplines, strengthen leading edge methods of pondering how picture is produced. They ask: who controls snapshot, how is it manipulated, and what results do the photographs created have, for political leaders and electorate, and for Africa's relationships with the broader global. The solutions to those questions supply a compelling and unique method of Africa's positioning on the earth, setting up the dynamic, relational and occasionally subversive nature of image.
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