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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
... considers how portrait photography was not an expression of a local modernity, in the way the concept is narrated in established studies of the cultural dimensions of globalization, but was an expression of the in-between. This can be described as a form of cosmopolitanism or creolization, depending...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... professor of art and American studies at Cornell University, a female model to pose with them, so I called Grace and Bill Gaskins explores questions about photography and the another model. They supplied her with a black leather outfit. portrait in the twenty-first century. A critical entry point...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with the popular idea of Negro looking the viewer directly in the eyes—without ignorance, degradation and imbecility.”1 smiling. With the invention of photography, Douglass Encounters with portraits of African Americans came to believe that photographs could chal- can often reveal aspects of the viewers...
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Nka (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 (2008) 2008 (22-23): 200–201.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of postcolonial studio photography, what can be agreed is that the agency of the por• traitist is inescapably found in each and every portrait.-1 Susan Vogel, in her film Malick Sidibe: Portrait of the Artist as a Portraitist becomes implicated as par• ticipant by simply titling the wonderful...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 164–182.
Published: 01 November 2021
... these early self-portraits. Self-taught, he often returned to photography books, from which he learned techniques of double and triple exposure, juxtaposition, sandwiching, solarization, and cutouts and thus triggered his imagination and sense of exploration. This article traces the arc of Van-Leo’s early...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Richard J. Powell The most iconic image that accompanied the 1996 publication of 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig, Cologne —and one that continues to intrigue scholars of black diasporic visual culture—was the German photographer Charlotte March’s black-and-white photograph Donyale Luna...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., photography, television, and video are revealed in a recent conversation with Selene Wendt. Topics include how and why he became interested in video as a medium, the development of video as a medium, and issues related to his transnational identity. A significant part of the interview relates to his seminal...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 86–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of the details that Frazier captures in her photographs reveal a much more complex portrait of the effects of, among other things, poverty, environmental pollution, and the failures of the health-care system in the lives of ordinary Black people. Photography gave Frazier a tool to reckon with her feelings about...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 114–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... I think one ther Collection in Neu- Ulm, Germany, in June 2010. The exhibition problem is pigeonholing photographers who are either making included a dual presentation of portrait photography by August Sander war or conflict photography or fashion and street photogra- and Seydou Keïta. phy...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of photography and thus the meaning of a photograph is its reference to the photographed object. In the case of the self- portrait...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... at the genital,” Portrait photography often promises to deliver “the Negro symbolizes the biological,” “the Negro a realistic “likeness” of the subject as conveyed represents the sexual instinct (in its raw state in the face. In defiance of this photographic gaze, Fanon tells us this repeatedly...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., or anthropo- logical, are forever fixed in the popular imagination through photography. 4 The brutal mid-nineteenth- century anthropological studio portraits by Joseph T. Zealy of naked or partially dressed former en- slaved African American men, women, and chil- dren encourage a discourse that views...
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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 (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Egyptian photographers, visiting their studios to mark special occasions such as a graduation, an engagement, or a marriage, with an individual or group portrait. In 1929, photography was taught by the University of Helwan s Faculty of Applied Arts in Giza. Amateur societies and school photography clubs...
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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 (2008) 2008 (22-23): 28–37.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Nimis, "Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography" in African Arts 40, University Press, 2003). no. 1 (Spring 2007): p. 93. 24 Kobena Mercer, "Home from Home: Portraits from Places ® Haney and Nimis seem to recognize...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 18–23.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Interview Self-portrait, 1949 silver gelatin print, edition of 10, paper: 24 x 20 inches 1921-2001 image: 22 x 15-112 inches (approximately), framed: 32 x 24-5/8 inches eydou Kei'ta was a sage, uals...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 46–49.
Published: 01 May 1999
... by Z news reporting in the political turmoil of previous decade. Whereas news photography would use black and white both for the sake of media reproduction and to communicate the sense of factual objectivity that docu• mentary...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2001
... for sale to any pro• While the portrait may be a quintes• ducer. Thus, photography and street spaces sential modern, bourgeois form, both hon• are counterpoints to televisual...