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    Paul Strand's Ghana and photography after colonialism

    Crinson, Mark (2016) Paul Strand's Ghana and photography after colonialism. The Art Bulletin 98 (4), pp. 510-525. ISSN 0004-3079.

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    Abstract

    This article reclaims Paul Strand’s book Ghana: An African Portrait (published in the year of his death,1976) as a conflicted attempt to represent postcolonial nationhood. Comparisons with Richard Wright’s Black Power (1954) are used to open up the central problem of how to represent a post-colonial state in the making while also dealing with the author/photographer’s own difference from the subjects and subjectivities depicted. This is explored through the thematic of portraiture, of looking and being looked at, particularly in how to portray the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah and the relationship between leader and post-colonial citizen.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centre: Architecture Space and Society Centre
    Depositing User: Mark Crinson
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 14:12
    Last Modified: 07 Jul 2018 00:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15951

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