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Nka (1995) 1995 (3): 14–15.
Published: 01 November 1995
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 44 in., framed. Courtesy the artist Watts Nka • 217 photography documentation France black people cultural connection Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... empathetic documenter of the visual manifestations of struggle, resistance, and change, revealing both the humanity and tenacity of her subjects. Gröndahl has produced fascinating visual documents that emphatically avoid the simple dichotomies beloved of the mainstream media, frequently enabling...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 34–46.
Published: 01 November 2022
... radically constrained the mobility and selfhood of Black South Africans. They also gesture toward a perhaps unanticipated symptom of South Africa’s democratic turn: the issue of confronting the stuff of apartheid, the archival debris left over from a system reliant on exhaustive administrative documentation...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... become, uniquely perhaps, the only African studio photographer to leave the continent before 1960 to study and practice in Europe. Whether in Ghana or England, Barnor documented cultures in transformation, new identities coming into being—the fragmented experience of modernity and diaspora; the shaping...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 164–182.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., negatives, and documents reveals much about the imaginative experimental channels he explored to crystallize his inner self. The artist’s self-portraiture—“auto-portraits,” as he called them—constituted the core of his surrealist production, and his photographic knowledge was enriched while he implemented...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... legacy within Egypt and in international surrealist circles. This article serves as a preview of contributions to this special issue of Nka , which serves as a followup to these two events, documenting the relationship of the Egyptian surrealists with Western counterparts, especially the French...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 86–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in was characterized by many of the markers of industrial disintegration: widespread unemployment, decaying infrastructure, increased drug addiction, and palpable rage and despair about the collapse of the economy and local industry, among them. Frazier uses her photographic practice to document some...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 6–13.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Shawn Michelle Smith This article considers Augustus Washington’s mid-nineteenth-century Liberian daguerreotypes as propositions about a new nation. It suggests that Washington understood the power of his images as propaganda for viewers in the United States and also as documents that registered...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Daniel Haxall In 1997 Kehinde Wiley made his first trip to Africa to meet his father, a Nigerian man he had never known. This journey resonated deeply with the artist, who returned several times and established a studio practice there. Wiley documented each visit through portraiture, creating...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 184–193.
Published: 01 November 2018
... essay in this issue documents the musical performances of the 1969 PANAF against the cityscape of Algiers at the time. Pan-African Cultural Festival PANAF Algiers 1969 photography Black Panther Party Copyright © 2018 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2018 ...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... American contingent and documented the festival, creating an archive of more than fifteen hundred images. After this life-changing experience, the young artist returned home to Brooklyn and went on to produce exceptional photographs of unique moments in the cultural history of the United States...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and even serves to perpetuate future occasions. The photo documents that report these gatherings are important in themselves to black consciousness making and very much part of its apparatus. Bob Crawford Wall of Respect 1967 Chicago FESTAC ’77 collective black consciousness photography...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Conversely, Daniele Tamagni’s Gentlemen of Bacongo documents the lives of a different kind of elite, the sapeurs of Congo-Brazzaville, whose devotion to European bespoke suits creates a stark contrast to their modest day-to-day reality. These and other participating artists including Viviane Sassen, Zanele...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 24–37.
Published: 01 May 2019
... to rise as the discredited ones of the past are removed. The photographs themselves exceed the avowed political platforms of their authors and betray some of the pitfalls, as well as the potential, of the moment, which the author seeks to trace in these two extraordinary documents of an event. Copyright...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 168–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., but his true saviors have languished in obscurity. Fortunately, the true story of Ota Benga’s tragic sojourn from the Congo to the United States can be reconstructed by returning to hundreds of documents stored in numerous archives across the United States. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 72–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Edward S. Spriggs This essay documents how Edward S. Spriggs, early director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, built the museum’s artist-in-residence program with the idea of engaging the community by providing studios to artists in need of space and by creating a printmaking workshop. The essay also...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 48–55.
Published: 01 May 2003
... colleague, I found Documental 1 to be supplementary I attended the opening of Documentall, she warned me not to rather than imitative and redundant in relation to Documenta X. I bother to attend because the show "merits neither the expense Documentall expands...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 33–37.
Published: 01 May 2004
... and the and the slogan. Meaning circulates freely in this heterogeneous I mra street, the secondhand bookstore and the antique mass of harmoniously coexisting narratives as the documents HE jHj shop; in short, he is a tireless scavenger of the living become shifters scuffling...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 100–118.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of Culture in Cairo. This was the only exhibition to date to assemble the artworks, documents, and personal belongings of the pioneers of surrealism in Egypt, which I had obtained through these pioneers families. The exhibition included works by Ramsès Younan, Fouad Kamel, Kamel Telmisany, Samir Rafi, Inji...