African Cosmologies: Photography, Time and the Other has been shortlisted for the 2020 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Through 260 pages and 218 images, African Cosmologies questions how subjectivity is constructed and deconstructed by the camera – revealing legacies of resistance by those who defy traditional ideas of sexual, racial, gender-based, and other marginalised identities.
Purchase the book from Schilt Publishing’s website, £45 / €50 / $60
African Cosmologies is published by Schilt Publishing in conjunction with Photofest.
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Images, from top left: 1) Nyaba L. Ouedraogo, La Vie [The Life] [detail]. From the series The Phantoms of the Congo River, 2011. Courtesy of Nyaba L. Ouedraogo and Gallery Galea, Avignon, France. 3) Jean Depara, A bodybuilder with his girlfriends, Léopoldville-Kinshasa. From the series Athletes, 1955–65. Courtesy of the Jean Depara Estate and Revue Noir, Paris. 4) Wilfred Ukpong, BC1-ND-FC: By and by, I Will Carry this Burden of Hope, till the Laments of my Newborn is Heard #2, 2017. From the series Blazing Century 1, Niger-Delta/Future-Cosmos, 2011–17. Courtesy of Wilfred Ukpong and Blazing Century Studios, Nigeria.