By Tom Seymour
“Photography in Africa is controversial,” says Eva Langret, curator of The View From Here, an exhibition showcasing photography from Africa and its diaspora at Tiwani Contemporary, displayed until the 27th of June.
The camera, the exhibition posits, has been misused. Photographs have misrepresented. It has objectified the African experience, and it’s relationships to the past colonies. But, in recent years, the camera has also become a tool of empowerment.
The seven African artists exhibiting are aware of this contradiction. They have given up on using photography as a documentation tool and instead adopted personal and subjective approaches that speak, perhaps more accurately, …read more