L'Afrique par elle-même (Africa by Africans)
Africa by African photographers or A Century of African Photography.
Essays by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, Alain D’Hooghe, Jean Loup Pivin. 78 portfolios of African photographers (Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, Samuel Fosso, Mthelethu Methetwa, Azaglo, Sakaly…). 178 B&W and colors photographs. 208 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 2003. In FRENCH only.
ISBN : 2-909571-58-0 (AVAILABLE 19 €)
This "pocket book" is a first approach to sub-Saharan African photography in the XXth century, with major photographers of the African continent. A look from 1870 to today on the precursors, the portrait photographers, the official agencies, photographs of Independence, the images of today and artistic research.
"Africa by Africans" complete the book "Anthology of African Photography" with several 3 unpublished essays :
Jean Loup Pivin first deals with the role of photography in Africa, another practice of making the image, shared by all in an almost complete anonymity, which can alter the look and revives the millennium heart of representation.
Anne-Marie Bouttiaux shows the influences between different arts, the Senegalese souwers and portrait photography of Mama Casset.
Alain D'Hooghe situates the place of the portrait in photography and shows that the portrait has identified an identifying image at the time abused by the spirit of "colonizing" of various European photographers.