African Photography has always been International, par Jürg Schneider
Dans ce billet publié aujourd’hui sur le blog Africa in Words, Jürg Schneider propose une lecture « archéologique » de la circulation des pratiques, savoirs et objets photographiques africains au niveau international dès le 19ème siècle. À mettre en perspective avec notre récent billet sur les festivals.
Between October 26 and November 16 of 2013 the fourth edition of the international photography festival LagosPhoto opened its doors to the public. The month long festival which includes exhibitions, workshops, artistic presentations and discussions is one among several and similar events that have emerged on the continent in recent years. The development of events entirely dedicated to the art of photography such as the Bamako Photo Biennale, Addis Foto Fest or Rencontres Picha Biennale de Lubumbashi (DRC) occurred as part of a dynamic which gave impetus to the parallel creation of a number of privately initiated art institutions all over the African continent, as well as of a still ongoing integration of contemporary African photography into the global art market.
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