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The Year in Art


Boubacar Touré Mandémory's Couleurs de Pêche (Colors of Fishing), from the series “Capitales Africaines,” (2000-2005).   

4. “Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography,” at ICP
Most people seem to know more about Antarctica than about Africa. And when they do think about Africa, they envision war, disease, poverty, and crisis. In its survey “Snap Judgments,” the International Center of Photography created a rich, new, and bracing image of the continent. The photographs ranged from delicate portraits to depictions of slums, from jazzy fashion shots to cool meditations on modern identity. What emerged was contradictory and surprising—Africa seen, at last, through African eyes.


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