Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Eliot Elisofon on NPR

Eliot Elisofon in Yaka Village, Congo. 1951
Portrait of Kubanyim Mbopey Mabiintsh ma‐Kyeen, taken in 1947 in Mushenge, Congo.
Love this interview with Museum of African Art curator, Amy Staples, who curated the current show of Eliot Elisofon's African photographs from an archive of 60,000 prints and negatives given to the museum by Elisofon. "He redefined Africa in a new and a complex way for American audiences," says curator Amy Staples. "And he brought Africa into their living rooms, in Life magazine." Strange coincidence, 2 years ago today, I blogged this about Elisofon. See more here.

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