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Life & Afterlife in Benin
"This collection of portraiture, comprising the work of nine photographers from Benin, mostly working during the 1960's and 1970's, opens a new chapter in the history of African photography." "Most people's knowledge of West African photography is limited to the Bamako school of Mali, whose masters Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe were widely discovered at the beginning of t ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published July 6th 2005 by Phaidon Press
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May 28, 2013 Petra Eggs marked it as books-reviewed-but-not-read
I can't wait! I love music from Benin, especially the wonderful Angelique Kidjo so to see some pictures, get some background will be wonderful. The book is available at a bargain price at Daedalus, which is just as well because I don't think I would have got it for $59.95. But you never know. I spend a fortune on books I know I'll never sell. How are books like this going to translate to electronic media? Would you even want it like that, just to skim through once, instead of being in front of ...more
Okwui Enwezor was a Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator, specializing in art history. He lived in New York City and Munich. In 2014, he was ranked #24 in the ArtReview list of the 100 most powerful people of the art world.