Life and Afterlife: In Benin

Life and Afterlife: In Benin

By: Urs Stahel (author), Alex van Gelder (author), Okwui Enwezor (author), Benoit Adjovi (photographer), Joseph Moise Agbodjelou (photographer), Jean Agbetagbo (photographer)Hardback

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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

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About Author

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/05/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780714845135
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780714845135
  • weight: 1207
  • ISBN10: 0714845132

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