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Stevenson & Graham-Stewart

Surviving the lens: Photographic studies of South and East African people, 1870-1920

Published: Fernwood Press, Cape Town, 2001

Edition: First

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This selection of 50 compelling photographs of people from south and east Africa offers an opportunity to re-evaluate the colonial photography of these regions. During this era, indigenous subjects usually struggled to retain their dignity and composure in the exploitative lens of the European traveller, tourist, scientist and commercial photographer. In those instances when the sitter's humanity survived the racial prejudices and technology of the time, the images often transcend their role as historical records and can be seen as provocative and poignant works of art. In original boards with dust jacket, a very good copy. 143 pages.

  • Size: 280 mm x 310 mm
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833219905
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT & Paypal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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