photography [6 sites]
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa

The Metropolitan Museum's exhibit "presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These photographers explored the possibilities of their medium, developing a rich aesthetic vocabulary through compelling self-portraits, staged images against painted backdrops or open landscapes, and casual snapshots of leisurely times. Photography allowed artists and patrons alike to express their articulation of what modernity looked like—one that was constantly reinvented." View all the photographs online. [posted: Nov 22, 2022]

Babajide Adeniyi-Jones

"Jide Adeniyi-Jones, was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He has worked as a professional photographer in Europe, Africa and the United States since 1974, with a practice that includes; documentary, industrial and editorial photography." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Seydou Keita

"Seydou Keïta, Portraits of Bamako. Discover the life and work of a pioneer of African photography". Website by Google Arts & Culture and the Jean Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC). [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Dan Heller Photography

Web site of photographer Dan Heller, includes many photos from African countries (Mali, Tanzania, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso...). For the student of photography, check out the tutorials for advice on various photographing topics from a professional. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Esha Chiocchio Photography

Photographer Esha Chiocchio's work focuses primarily on the people of developing nations. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, and returned there to photograph the mudding of the Grand Mosqué de Djenné, "an illusive annual event that exemplifies the great sense of community found in Mali". You can see these photos on her site. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Antoine Tempé

Antoine Tempé is a French photographer. In the year 2000, he embarked on a one-year photographic journey through West Africa and Madagascar, working on both an exhibition and book project. The focus of his interest has been the emerging contemporary African dance companies and dancers, as well as daily life in Africa. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

photography [6 sites]