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A haunting, and historically important, collection of black and white portrait photography made in the West African country of Benin in the 1960s and 1970s, printed and published for the first time
Okwui Enwezor is a poet, a critic and the curator of many influential exhibitions including Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, in 2002. He is Visiting Professor at the Universities of Columbia, Pittsburgh, and Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alex van Gelder is an artist, a poet and a collector of African art, who has, since 2000, discovered and conserved the work of a number of photographers active in Benin during the post-war period.
Preface by Alex van Gelder * Introduced by Urs Stahel, director of Fotomuseum, Winterthur * 80 - 85 duotone plates * 4,000 word essay by Okwui Enwezor * Bibliographic and background information on each photographer compiled by Benoit Adjovi
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