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Jurors' Special Mention - Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2023
Publication date : 2022/09/20
Weight 400 g / dimensions 19.5 x 25.5 cm / 272 pages
Writers and artists take a new look at the photo archives of Colonial Congo.
Recaptioning Congo places the colonial Congo’s photography history in new perspectives. Various writers take an African-centered look at imperial archival images and provide them with creative, contemporary and/or literary ‘captions’.
The book accompanies an exhibition at FOMU photography museum in Antwerp and is based upon the extensive research of the photographic history of colonial Congo (1885 – 1960), conducted by Dr. Sandrine Colard. It contains a wealth of revealing images that highlight the relationship between past and present, Africa and Europe and Belgium and Congo.