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DePaul Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Lecture: "Keita-Mania: An African Photographer’s Ascent to World Fame"
935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614


May 24th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Dr. Christraud Geary will explore the changes in fortune of Seydou Keita, a photographer from Bamako, Mali, who was a contemporary of and competitor with Malick Sidibé. Primarily a studio portrait photographer practicing around the time of Malian independence, he became world renowned in the 1990s after several of his photographs were displayed as anonymous works in the exhibition Africa Explores: 20th Century African Art, presented in 1991 at the Center for African Art in New York City.  Dr. Geary is Teel Senior Curator of African and Oceanic Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a specialist in African photography. 

 


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