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 Other Africas: Images of Nigerian Modernity
This is a digital record of an exhibit held in 2002 at the University Museum of Southern Illinois University. "The objective of this exhibit is to offer images of Other Africas, perspectives that lead us away from the desolate and romanticized Africa of the Western imagination toward those places where African modernities are emerging." Two anthropologists take a look at modern-day Nigeria, among the areas of visual expression they focus on are the art in popular posters, on printed fabrics, and in the electronic media (with video clips from Nigerian movies on the site).
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Imagery
A terrific portal site for African photography, if you want to find quality photographers on the web who have focused -no pun intended- on Africa, start with this site.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent
"This online collection contains digitized visual images and sounds of Africa contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison." The searchable database contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, and 50 hours of sound from 45 different countries.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Dogon-Lobi photo album
There are roughly 1500 photographs on this site, as of this writing, mostly of the Dogon and Lobi areas (but not only). The photographs are gorgeous, and the site is well organized so that you can browse the images by topic of interest and by location.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Colours
"African Colours, online since July 2000, is a portal for Contemporary Art, as well as a dynamic force to link artists from different parts of the world so that they can share their ideas and culture and achieve a common goal." Exhibits of artist works, information on galleries and current shows, news, links and more -- a great portal for contemporary art in Africa.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Hypertextile + Klikor Icon + Afevo + Blackhud Research Center
Hypertextile is the website of Luciano Ghersi, an Italian weaver who has been working with a community of Kente weavers from the town of Klikor in Ghana. Together they have started several web sites (all linked from Hypertextile) documenting the craft of Kente weaving among this particular group of Ewe weavers. The site continues to grow and is really reaching encyclopedic dimensions. There is much information on patterns, techniques, and individual weavers. From our point of view this site wins Best of the Web!
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 CAMA Archive Project
"CAMA (Contemporary African Music & Arts) is a multi-media documentary initiative for African arts and culture, based in the Faculty of Science and Montebello Design Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The CAMA Archive Project focuses on documenting and disseminating audio-visual materials about the lives and work of artists, musicians and others who create culture in Africa."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
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