!00 years of West African Portraits

!00 years of West African Portraits

August 31, 2015–January 3, 2016

In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa
presents 100 years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly 80 photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum’s Visual Resource Archives in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photograph

 

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