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Colonial Photography Archives and Visual History of Namibia
October 25, 2017 @ 17:15 - 20:00
In the context of the exhibition Y/Our Colonial Gaze the Basler Afrika Bibliographien invites to a workshop with Lorena Rizzo. The discussion will focus on questions relating to colonial photo archives and photographic practice in colonial settings, and the relevance of these for post-colonial visual history/studies. In a first part of the workshop, Lorena Rizzo will present own research positions whilst the second part engages with the exhibition. Lorena Rizzo’s work focuses on (post-) colonial visual histories and culture in southern Africa. Her current publications include “Policing the Image: the Breakwater prison albums, Cape Town, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries” (2016) and contributions to the photo volume “Usakos. Photographs beyond Ruins. The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s” (2015).