SENTIMENTAL Joël Andrianomearisoa
an artist book, monography, visual arts,
Revue Noire editions, 192 color pages 21x27 cm
Day or night, from 1954 to 1975, Depara photographs the atmosphere of bars, dance halls and clubs in Leopoldville (later Kinshasa) but also athletes and bands of young "sapeurs" (fashion victims) .
The photographs of Mama Casset (1908-1992) took a Senegalese bourgeoisie marked elegance, registered in the imagination. It expresses African pride, before the time of "Black is Beautiful."
The story begins in the darkness of a studio in Bangui, in Central African Republic, where a man, still young, switches on the lights to be photographed. The young man dons clothes that resemble the outfits of the music hall stars of the time, whose images can be seen in magazines. In poses that suggest all the glamour of international scenes, the young man recreates a world.
With his most recently protuced series, "African Spirits", Samuel Fosso enters history at large. A history that remits us to Pan-African dreams of a period prior to independences. Fosso has disappeared entirely. The bodies that we see represented are no longer his but those of people he impresonates. The self-portrait, an excercise apparently devoted to the narcissistic representation of the self, may adopt different, sometimes even contradictory, shapes and dimensions. Samuel Fosso glides gently from a form of self-assertion to the enunciation of an "us" which almost takes him by surprise.
Zwelethu Mthethwa, a contemporary myth. Photographies which, just like those people who seem to live in a past which prolongs the memory, seem to project themselves into the future, in other words into immortality.
In PORTUGUESE language.
200 portfolios of African photographers through 500 B&W and colors photographs. Essays by 35 international contributors. 432 pages 24x32 cm. Edition 1998. In PORTUGUESE language. OUT of PRINT.
(Anthology of African Photography) in French language.
The reference book of African Photography (and in Indian Ocean and African Diaspora) : 200 portfolios of African photographers through 500 photographies B&W and colors. Essays by 35 international contributors. 432 pages 24x32 cm. Editors Pascal Martin Saint Leon, N'Goné Fall, Jean Loup Pivin.
ENGLISH language book.
The reference book of African sub-saharian Photography, and from the Diaspora in Caribbean, Brazil, USA and Europe. Nadar Awards 1998 (France) and Photo-Eye Best Photographic Book 1999 (Usa).
Essay by Erika Nimis about history of photography in Mali. 77 B&W photographs with portfolios by Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, Alioune Ba and by 20 other photographers. 120 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1998. In FRENCH and ENGLISH.
214 photographs by Pierre Verger, taken through the all world from 1932 to 1962 in Africa, Brazil, South America, USA, Caibbean, Asia, Oceania. Biography writing by Jean Loup Pivin. 236 B&W pages 24x32 cm. Edition 1993. In FRENCH and ENGLISH. OUT of PRINT
(Anita Conti, The Lady of the Sea).
160 photographs N&B by Anita Conti. Texts by Annick Cojean, Farid Abdelouahab, Laurent Girault, Anita Conti and Louis Le Pensec. 192 pages 24x32 cm. Edition 1998. IN FRENCH ONLY.
140 B&W photographs by Renée Colin-Noguès taken in Sikasso district, "Land of Light", with Senufo people in 1952-54. Forwords by Adame Ba Konaré. Texts by Roland Colin and Moussa Sow. 160 pages 24x32 cm. Edition 2006. In French and English.
Monography ROTIMI FANI KAYODE & ALEX HIRST. 77 B&W and colors photographs. Essays by Rotimi Fani Kayode, Alex Hirst, Kobena Mercer, Derek Bishton, Jean Loup Pivin, Simon Njami. 128 pages 24x32 cm. Edition 1996. In French and English. (AVAILABLE)
Special AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY. Editor Jean Loup Pivin and Pascal Martin saint Leon. Monography of the photographer Rotimi Fani Kayode (Nigeria-UK), approach to the ecstasy of the trance and erotic phantasm. Special African Photography, 16 photographers from Africa, Caribbean and the Usa. Edition December 1991. In French and English. (OUT of PRINT. Only available in PDF).
Frame of fashion, photography, architecture, design of this multi-media artist Joël Andrianomearisoa born in 1977. Texts by Jean Loup Pivin, 71 colors photographs. 96 pages 24x32 cm. Edition 2001. In French and English. AVAILABLE.
Photography in DRCongo, Kinshasa. Essays by Lye M. Yoka, Manda Tchebwa, Françoise Morimont and N'Goné Fall. 150 colors and B&W photographs by 26 photographers (from 1870 to 2000).128 pages 24x32 cm. Edition 2001. In FRENCH and ENGLISH.
Photographs by John Liebenberg and by 5 other photographers from Namibia (Maria 'Gethrud' Namundjedo…), 94 B&W photos between war and independance of Namibia in 1992. Texts by J. Liebenberg and André Jolly. 128 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1994. In French and English.
Poetic text by Antonin POTOSKI with 65 photographs from MALI and MOROCCO by A.Traoré, M.Konaté, Y.Sogodogo, students of Kati Academy, and by Hicham Benohoud. In FRENCH only. 96 pages 14x19 cm.
(Madmen in Abidjan)
Photographs by Dorris Haron Kasco (Ivory Coast)
52 B&W photographs (1994) of misfists and madmen in Abidjan. Introduction by J.L. Pivin and text by Jean Christophe Deberre. 96 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1994. In FRENCH only.
Photographs by Bouna Medoune Seye about Madmen and misfits in Dakar.
51 B&W photographs taken in1992 in Dakar streets. Forwords by J.L. Pivin. 96 pages 14X19 cm. Edition 1994. In FRENCH only.
"Cornélius Augustt Azaglo" Revue Noire Editions, collection Soleil. Portrait photographs in Korhogo (Ivory Coast)
65 B&W photographs of people living in Korhogo (1950-75). Essay by Jean-Christophe Deberre. 96 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1996. Bilingual in FRENCH and ENGLISH.
(Mama Casset and the precursors of African Photography in Senegal)
52 B&W photographs from 1950 to 1960, by Mama Casset from the Médina of Dakar and 7 other photographers of Saint-Louis-du-Senegal. Introduction of J.L. Pivin. 96 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1994. In French and English.
(MOROCCO SUITES, Young artists from Morocco). Art, photography, literature, music, theatre. Texts by Emmanuel Daydé. 112 B&W and colors pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1999. In FRENCH only. AVAILABLE.
(Tlemcen or places of writing) in FRENCH only.
by Mohamed Dib (Algeria) and Philippe Bordas (France). Literary essai by M. Dib about photography and memory of writing. 63 B&W photographs by M.Dib (1946) and by Ph.Bordas (1992) in Tlemcen. Introduction by Jean Loup Pivin. 160 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1994.
Portrait of the city ALEXANDRIA (Egypt). Text by Jacques Hassoun and 56 photographs de Tony Catany, Anne Favret & Pierre Manez, Bernard Guillot, Nabil Boutros, Gilles Perrin and Reza. 96 pages 14x19 cm. In FRENCH only.
(Impressions of North Africa, photographs)
Text by Nabil Naoum. And 57 B&W photographs by Laziz Hamani, Lara Baladi, Jellel Gasteli, Nabil Boutros, Yto Barrada. 96 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1998. In FRENCH only.
(Africa Gods, by Pierre Verger). Photographs and essay by Pierre Fatumbi Verger (vodoo cults comparison in Benin-Nigeria and Brazil). 180 photographs by Pierre Verger. Introductions by Théodore Monod and Roger Bastide. 416 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1995 (re-edition of the 1954 book, Ed. Paul Hartman). In FRENCH only. OUT of PRINT.
MOZAMBIQUE + AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHS. Editors Simon Njami, Jean Loup Pivin and Pascal Martin Saint Leon. Contemporary art in Mozambique : art, photo, literature, dance, theatre, music, architecture, heritage, design, ritual art,talks , memory, news. Special AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY. Panorama of photographers from Africa and Diaspora. Edition December 1994. In French, English and portuguese. 96 pages 23x33 cm. (20 € OUT of PRINT - only AVAILABLE in PDF)