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In and out of focus : images from Central Africa, 1885-1960

Author: Christraud M Geary; Krzysztof Pluskota; National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Publisher: London : Philip Wilson ; [Washington, DC] : Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, ©2002.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Portraits Exhibitions
Pictorial works Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christraud M Geary; Krzysztof Pluskota; National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 0856675512 9780856675515 0856675520 9780856675522
OCLC Number: 54965899
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition In and out of focus : images from Central Africa, 1885-1960, organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, December 6, 2002-March 16, 2003"--T.p. verso.
Most of the photographs are from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, a dept. of the National Museum of African Art.
Description: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Past and present designations --
A world of images. Photography and physical anthropology ; The creation of a Central African image world ; Africans and the image world --
Central Africa in popular imagery. Late 19th-century in the Central African Coast ; The Congo Free State and its imagery, 1885-1908 ; Photographs from the Congo Free State in present-day perspective ; Imagery and the anti-Léopold Campaign ; L'illustration Congolaise and the circulation of images between 1924 and 1940 ; Royal visits, car rallies and tourism ; Colonial ministries and the dissemination of imagery --
Atelier PHOTO cinématographique, C. Zagourski. Eastern Europe and Asia, 1883-1924 ; Léopoldville, Belgian Congo, 1924-1944 / by Krzysztof Pluskota --
The image world of Casimir Zagourski. Business matters ; "Vanishing Africa," a documentary film in stills --
Africans and photography. The elegant Mangbetu ; The aristocratic Tutsi ; The artistic Kuba ; Early African photographers ; The portrait session ; From private portraits to public images.
Responsibility: Christraud M. Geary ; with an essay by Krzysztof Pluskota.
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"Christraud Geary examines the way photographic images helped create our perception of Africa."--Robert Armstrong, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 
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