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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Frank A. O. Ugiomoh Documentary photography, in a very fundamental sense, locates the self and the other in determinate historical relationships. In these relationships documentary photographs usually capture what organized establishments like governments would rather have ignored. Documentary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...) both draws on and critiques conventions of documentary photography. Containing appropriated archival photographs, her works are often interpreted as the artist subverting visual stereotypes of black people in order to commemorate their lives and experiences. The author explores the formal strategies...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 162–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... rica and Asia. For its first exhibition, exhibition, first its For Asia. and rica Af from artists young on in particular photography,contemporary focusing about dialogue a worldwide create to is Collection Walther the of sion Courtesy Courtesy...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Importance of Being Elegant and e Swenkas, Encounters, the premier African photography bien- and a few street-fashion blogs comprised the vast nial, for his documentation of sapeur culture in Paris majority of contemporary conversations about and the Congo. According to an interview featured black...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... I wanted to counterbalance what I per- sion, such as photography, theater, cinema, documentary, ceived as a Eurocentric attitude in the arts and a tendency, and music. I think it’s generally true that when you want especially with television broadcasters, to be nationalistic to discover...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
... history of artistic convention and transcultural exchange, drawing on references ranging from seventeenth-century Dutch genre painting to contemporary art. In Mthethwa’s photographs an intense pictorial visuality serves as a starting point for both documentary portraiture and critical inquiry...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... texture. For instance, Diba wrapped otherwise ordi- The approach differs from that of an artist who nary wooden batons with pieces of fabric until their speaks of painting images on a surface or represent- centers became voluminous. Likewise, he attached ing a picture using photography or video...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 158–167.
Published: 01 May 2009
... photography in Africa, to a conceptual lives in London—embodies global issues such as expression with the video performer Grace Ndiritu racism, gender, ecology, and responsible tourism. (on view at the Met and Grey Art), the youngest She uses her body to create a narration expressed...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., historians, writers, poets, photographers, filmmakers, and visual artists and is framed within Cheryl Finley is an associate professor and director the experience of the idealized portrait, whether of visual studies in the Department of the History of in art, fashion, film, or documentary photography...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 72–81.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of life."11 Mthethwa responds believes that it is principally color that distin• that he does not consider himself a documentary guishes his work from the documentary projects photographer, nor does he think that the richness of similar subject matter by other photographers...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Renée Mussai Born in 1929 in Accra, then the Gold Coast colony, James Barnor began his career in photography typically, as an apprentice in a colonial portrait studio of a relative, his cousin J. P. Dodoo. But in a unique career spanning more than six decades, bridging continents and photographic...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 24–37.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Tamar Garb In this article the author produces a reading of two iconic photographs that register the removal of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from its plinth at the University of Cape Town in April 2015. Produced respectively by documentary photographer David Goldblatt (1930–2018) and performance...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 2010
... that we encounter in the landscape. The works of seven contemporary South African artists are discussed in this context, including the photography of David Goldblatt, Guy Tillim, and Santu Mofokeng, video work and anamorphic drawings by William Kentridge, film by Berni Searle, painting by Vivienne...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... American minimalism and Angolan contemporary artistic practice, which allow for a more thorough understanding of his photography as spatial, material, quasi-sculptural, and performative. Chagas’s work defies geographical, cultural, art historical, and artistic categorizations. While indeed departing from...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Kristen Windmuller-Luna Now approaching his second decade of fine arts practice, Zwelethu Mthethwa continues to use color photography and artist-subject collaborations to restore the dignity of his sitters. New Works at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City, consisting of seventeen digital C...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Susan Kart Market Imaginary represents a welcome departure from traditional documentary coverage of African peoples. By focusing on a historic market, the Marché Colobane, in Dakar, director Joanna Grabski subverts stereotypes and expectations of consumerism and art making in Senegal. Grabski...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 28–37.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of exhibiting itself, inherited from familiar genres as landscape, documentary, or the modern period. Second, it foregrounded the fashion photography. As the show's curator, pathological relationship between Africa and the Okwui Enwezor, suggests, the works of this...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2009
... photography and thus the meaning of a photograph is its reference to the photographed object. In the case of the self- portrait this...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 130–137.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... MC: I’m so struck that Robert Sengstacke, recently—when he was asked about the relation between documentary photography and more “artistic” photography—he insisted...