Ompare and Contrast the Work of any Two African Portrait Photographers
Below, I have written up a paragraph that gives guidelines on what the writer should focus on when comparing and contrasting the works of his two chosen photographers. It also includes a list of the photographers to choose from, and sources to find information about them. So for instance, the writer may choose to compare and contrast the works of Neils Walwin and Seydou Keita; and there is a list of sources next to their names where he can find info about each. The writer must use at least three of the listed sources. (he may not be able to access all, but he must use at least 3.) and also do independent research.
In terms of the structure, I would like the essay to be driven by point, and to be focused throughoutevery point must be an analysis, comparison or contrast of the two photographers. It is a straightforward title so it shouldnt be too complicated to write. The writer should support his points with societal context (so explain why a photographer has a certain style or uses certain techniques or tools, in terms of societal/historical context. Because their work is not random).
Please use footnotes when referencing!
This is all the information i can provide for now but if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask me and I will answer to the best of my ability.
Here are the guidelines
19. Photography, 26.2.14
Photography, the first of the modern arts in sub-Saharan Africa, was brought to Freetown in 1845 by Augustus Washington, one of the very earliest African American photographers (see V and A Publishing: Gottingen
Mofkeng, S., 2011, Chasing Shadows: Santu Mofkeng, 30 Years of Phtographic Essays, Prestel.
Geary C, 1988: Images from Bamum ( sympathetic colonial photography)
Baldassari A, 1997: Picasso and Photography: the dark mirror, pp 45-61 (a revealing look at European popular photographs of African people, and the sources of Les Demoiselles)
Enwezor, O., 2006, Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography
Bouttiaux-Ndiaye A-M, 1994: Senegal Behind Glass (glass painting)