Anthology of African and Indian Ocean Photography
Éditions Revue Noire
240 x 320 mm
This book illuminates the beginnings of photography in Africa as an offshoot of colonialism, the development of portrait studios and their later decline, the rise of local reportage and African picture agencies, and an overview of recent and contemporary African photography in its many manifestations. Sections are included on Mauritius, Madagascar and Reunion, all in the Indian Ocean, as well as a chapter entitled “Diaspora”, which shows work by African photographers now living in France, Cuba, the United Kingdom, Canada and Brazil. There is also a brief section on photography by African-Americans in the United States, and the book concludes with biographies of the photographers represented and a short bibliography. In total, the book spans photographs from 1870 to 1998.
About the Editors
Jean Loup Pivin (b. 1951) is a French architect, art critic, author of numerous researches and essays on contemporary African expressions and editor. He founded Éditions Revue Noire in 1991.
Pascal Martin Saint Leon is an artistic director and co-editor-in-chief of Éditions Revue Noire.
About the Publisher
Revue Noire is a specialist publisher of books and web material relating to African contemporary art and culture, based in France. From 1991 to 2001, Editions Revue Noire published the printed quarterly magazine Revue Noire. Since 2001 it has specialized in books, exhibitions, and online content.