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Africa: See You, See Me

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Africa: See You, See Me
Curated by: Awam Amkpa, Madala

Campo Grande 245 1700
1700 Lisbon
Portugal
February 17th, 2010 - April 22nd, 2010
Opening: February 17th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
COUNTRY:  
Portugal
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
New York University (NYU)
TAGS:  
photography, installation
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Africa: See You, See Me! portrays the history of African photography and its influence on non-African imaginings of Africa and the African diaspora in all their diversity. Together, the photographs are texts of African subjectivities, archives of history and societies in the making, and methods for understanding how images contribute to emancipation. They critique the pathologies of postcolonial and neocolonial Africa by depicting the continent’s communities disentangling themselves from repressive nation states. While some of the photographs document the participation of Africans in state affairs, others portray the formation of post-national voluntary communities as tools of empowerment.