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[Cross-posted from H-SAfrica] From: H-Net List on South & Southern Africa [mailto:H-SAFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Joan Wardrop Sent: 19 October 2012 07:18 Subject: ANN: John Peffer on South African Portraiture From: Charles Becker Sent: 19 October 2012 email@example.com cross-posted from H-AFRARTS@H-NET.MSU.EDU From: The Walther Collection <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gallery Talk John Peffer on The History of Photographic Portraits of Black South Africans Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm Ephraim Maloyi's Wedding Portrait, Albumen Print, Photographer: Unknown, c. 1890, from Santu Mofokeng, The Black Photo Album / Look at Me: 1890-1950 (1997) Join John Peffer for a gallery talk exploring the historical range of photographic portraits of black subjects made in South Africa, from nineteenth century images of human "specimens," to the early twentieth century "native studies" of A.M. Duggan-Cronin, and eventually to the dynamic "snaps" and composite portraits characteristic of late twentieth century urban studios. Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm. Free and open to the public. Reservations email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] or call +1 212 352 0683. Currently on view at The Walther Collection Project Space, Part I of Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive is a dual exhibition juxtaposing Santu Mofokeng's "The Black Photo Album / Look at Me," an archive of pictures commissioned by black South Africans in the early twentieth century, with A.M. Duggan-Cronin's "The Bantu Tribes of South Africa," an eleven-volume study, published between 1928-1954, renowned and contested for preserving an ethnographic vision of African heritage. John Peffer is Associate Professor of Art History at Ramapo College. He is the author of "Art and the End of Apartheid" (University of Minnesota Press, 2009), and co-editor of the forthcoming "Portraiture and Photography in Africa" (Indiana University Press, 2013). His current research is concerned with issues of color and the vernacular reception of photography in South Africa. UPCOMING EVENTS Symposium: Encounters with the African Archive [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mndHzRTqry39dopRzcMgRnxxgWDuMXhtZC8WaYbs BiBTieApArcUXZwhndZD20y88X9Wj7_TvO8hpxxd3XZ1Wa_si0ZXEw-AGQVjyEU5Jwwzl04Y 4FQXZNkb6W_hcRzZF3VwHWbIuwRLOMQ5NgeAiDJrAu_6ShqsmLt3-9poEXwsJvjLAM8TcGtR AjnDn-CCz5Vy73nkzpar-8MvBUu88DRlzi2lFI5qogH-iB32F7FN55vUxc2o2A==] Saturday, November 10, 9am-5pm New York University, 100 Washington Square East The Walther Collection Project Space 526 West 26th Street, Suite 718 New York, NY 10001