New Arrivals 5th to 11th of December 2013

Peffer (J.) & Cameron (E.L.) eds. PORTRAITURE & PHOTOGRAPHY IN AFRICA,
452 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Bloomington, 2013. R495
A collection of essays that interpret the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa.

Contributions include:
"Introduction: the study of photographic portraiture in Africa" by John Peffer
"The Fieldworker and the Portrait: the social relations of photography" by Z.S.Strother
"Portrait Photography in a Postcolonial Age: how beauty tells the truth" by Liam Buckley
"Likeness or Not: musings on portraiture in canonical African art and its implications for African portrait photography" by Jean Borgatti.

"A timely contribution to the rapidly expanding field of African photography that offers a variety of innovative perspectives on African photographic portraiture by leading voices in the field as well as newcomers to it." Lisa Aronson, Skidmore College

John Peffer is Associate Professor of Art History at Ramapo College.
Elisabeth Cameron is Associate Professor and the Patricia and Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair in the History of Art and Visual Culture, Department of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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