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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 159.
Published: 01 May 2021
... photographer who worked with Okwui on The Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life (Prestel, 2013). South African photographer Mikhael Subotzky, based in Johannesburg, showed work in Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography (Steidl, 2006...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
... look at the history of the gesture in apartheid-era visual culture, however, quickly reveals the importance of local context, and the mutable associations of the raised fist. Moreover, as several theorists and historians of South African photography have suggested, a static, humanizing view of gesture...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Contemporary African Art 2015 Anthony Barboza photography fashion Essence magazine the seventies ANTHONY BARBOZA IN CONVERSATION WITH BILL GASKINS Anthony Barboza, one of the first black professional “I still work. I love to work, and I...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of this photograph to the history of photography, the history of the black photographic subject, and the challenge of relating to these images as representations of members of the human family. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 photography Good and Bad Hair Tamara and Tireka...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., today’s designers are making desirable, well-made, well-marketed collections that hang from rails all over the world. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Africa fashion textiles photography models global style A BRIEF HISTORY OF AFRICAN FASHION...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Helen Jennings From March 30 to June 9, 2014, in the coastal town of Knokke-Heist, Belgium’s international photography festival hosted an outdoor exhibition that brought together world-renowned artists whose works examine contemporary African dress practices. The continent’s burgeoning fashion...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 84–99.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Waiting #3, 2003. Lithograph on BFK Rives watercolor paper, 505 x 660 mm. Courtesy the artist Searle Nka 99 Berni Searle is a South African artist who uses photography and the moving image to create performative works that examine collective experiences of identity, displacement, vulnerability, and loss...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 72–81.
Published: 01 May 2009
... important element and twentieth-century South African art, particu• in the vocabulary of all three projects, Shack Chic, larly the history of photography in that country. Mthethwa's Mbkweni portraits, and Cape Flats Details. But while each artist...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and suturing questions of the postcolonial in relation to diasporic perspectives in twentieth-century photography. Barnor’s remarkable portraits represent significant moments in African diasporic subject formation and the cosmopolitan self-fashioning that emerged in tandem with transcultural journeys through...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., such as photography, enable people simultaneously to sustain a sense of distance and closeness to others. Beyond Multiple Modernities East African Port Cities as the Space Between Meier Nka 117 Studio portrait of Ali bin Hamud al Busaidi and two attendants, ca. 1895. National Zanzibar Archives, Tanzania Journal...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 28–37.
Published: 01 May 2008
... entered the first hushed exhibition etrable layer of glass in their original museum dis• A rooms of Snap Judgments: New Positions in plays and belonging to another intangible time African Photography at the National and space, these uniforms were caught in the cam...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 44–45.
Published: 01 November 1998
... in photography on thecontinent through images Madagascar. Little was supplied in terms of historical or produced by African photographers over the past ISO aesthetic context. There was a strong reference to anti- years. Since its arrival in Africa...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of these questions might not have been asked if the medium of photography was originally African. Yet two considerations come to Photography and its allied forms of lens-based image mind...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a broader scope of the politics of embodiment and the formation of a modern Ethiopian identity, one that specifically celebrated the successes of the Ethiopian monarchy. Copyright © 2017 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2017 modernization portraiture fashion Ethiopia photography...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 52–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... manipulation of multiple figural stereotypes. However, key moments in the afterlife of this image suggest that this work was mobilized to perform exactly that function of “selling Africa,” which it so insistently parodies. Samuel Fosso The Chief: He Who Sold Africa to the Colonists African photography...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 4–6.
Published: 01 November 2019
... on the international jury for the Fifty-fifth Venice Biennale, and in 2015, she was the artistic direc- tor of the Tenth Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters): African Biennale of Photography, the celebrated exhibition of African photography held in Bamako, Mali. One of the aims Silva had for Fourth Dial Arts...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 74–81.
Published: 01 May 2007
... are filled with A book, Anthology of African and Indian cinematic vignettes of the life of hip youngsters in Bamako in the 1960s and 1970s. The mise-en-scene Ocean Photography,1 I could not help but think about the aesthetic links...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to explore African photography, fashion, style, and identity in celebration of a major exhibition at the museum, Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography. Friday Late was dubbed a celebration of image-makers who captured the excitement, op- timism and sense of freedom of post...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 82–89.
Published: 01 November 2010
... into a stage where everyone participates in a ship that allows the ethnographic genre to exist in stylized performance. Shonibare’s point is a caution- the first place. After all, African photography from ary message about the veracity of “the document,” its earliest inception has been literally...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the first apartheid- first the Mthethwa, compelled photography African South of state the with sure displea philosophical 1996. Adeep Durban- the by fected per brand photographic the as able recogniz instantly world a framed within contained wholly are subjects human...