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The Story of Senegalese Visionary Mama Casset | The Culture Trip

During West Africa’s prolific era of portrait photography in the 1900s, Mama Casset emerged as one of Senegal’s pioneering figures. When portrait photography first started to emerge from French West Africa in the early 1900s, it was almost exclusively Europeans who operated the cameras. Native subjects were prized for their exotic settings, unusual traditions and ‘primitive’ (often impoverished) material living conditions. The approach by French photographers may not have been consciously patronising or voyeuristic, but Western audiences, both in the colonies and back home, frequently enjoyed these snapshots of curious sub-Saharan culture from a silent position of assumed superiority. The […]

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Legacy Russell Appointed Associate Curator at Studio Museum of Harlem | The Network Journal Thelma Golden, chief curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem, today announced the appointment of Legacy Russell to serve as assistant curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum.

Thelma Golden, chief curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem, today announced the appointment of Legacy Russell to serve as assistant curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum.

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First Look: Africa’s Biggest Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Cape Town | OkayAfrica Today marks the beginning of the preview weekend for the new Zeitz Mocaa, a new contemporary African art museum on the Cape Town waterfront, meant to showcase work from the continent and its diaspora.

Today marks the beginning of the preview weekend for the new Zeitz Mocaa, a new contemporary African art museum on the Cape Town waterfront, meant to showcase work from the continent and its diaspora.

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Opening a window on Worcester’s past | The Boston Globe WORCESTER – On a winter day around 1904, Raymond Schuyler perched on a sled with his wee daughter between his knees and posed with his children for a portrait. The only boy, standing behind his father, wears a big knit cap.

WORCESTER – On a winter day around 1904, Raymond Schuyler perched on a sled with his wee daughter between his knees and posed with his children for a portrait. The only boy, standing behind his father, wears a big knit cap.

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NextGen: Judie Mozie’s Journey As an Emerging Artist Is an Example of Fearless Individuality | OkayAfrica DIASPORA—Over the course of July we’ll be publishing short profiles, essays and interviews on the theme of “Afrofutures.” Together these stories will be a deep dive into the way African and diaspora thinkers, technologists and artists view a future for Africans in the world and outside of it.

DIASPORA—Over the course of July we’ll be publishing short profiles, essays and interviews on the theme of “Afrofutures.” Together these stories will be a deep dive into the way African and diaspora thinkers, technologists and artists view a future for Africans in the world and outside of it.

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