photography [10 sites]
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]

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent

"This online collection contains digitized visual images and sounds of Africa contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison." The searchable database contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, and 50 hours of sound from 45 different countries. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies is the website of photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher who have published seventeen widely acclaimed books and made five films covering disappearing rituals and ceremonies from all over the African continent. The website has some of their amazing photographs and videos of the African ceremonies they documented. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

G. I. Jones: Photographic Archive of Southeastern Nigerian Art and Culture

"This is an archive of digitized photographs depicting the arts and cultures of southeastern Nigeria. The collection includes examples from Ibibio, Igbo, Ijo and Ogoni speaking peoples. All of the photographs were taken in the 1930s by the late G.I. Jones, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. This site is intended to serve as a research resource." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Dogon-Lobi photo album

There are roughly 1500 photographs on this site, as of this writing, mostly of the Dogon and Lobi areas (but not only). The photographs are gorgeous, and the site is well organized so that you can browse the images by topic of interest and by location. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

USC Digital Library

University of Southern California Digital Library, includes a large collection of historical photographs from missionary groups, "taken on the boundary between European and African and Asian cultures between 1850 and 1950. The photographs you can find here were mostly taken by missionaries... Judging by their photographs many of these men and women were fascinated by the unknown world around them which they were gradually learning to understand, and had great respect for the people with whom they lived and worked." In Africa, the Basel Mission had a presence in Ghana and in Cameroon. [the photo at left shows three Ghanaian women spinning cotton, and was taken in the 1860s!] [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 [10 sites]