Through the Lens: How Photography Became Africa’s Most Popular Art Form

Joana Choumali, Mme Djeneba Haabré , 2013–14. ©JOANA CHOUMALI AND 50 GOLBORNE GALLERY L ast fall, Jeanne Mercier, a French critic and curator based in Portugal, traveled to London to launch a new book. Her destination was the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, then commencing its fifth edition in the city of its founding, and the subject was Being a Photographer in Africa: The Ten Years of Afrique in Visu .

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