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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Praise for History in Mali West African Portraiture

Francois Deschamps

Saturday, November 03 - 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Visual Studies Workshop

Francois Deschamps will present aspects of portraiture in Mali West Africa centering upon works by well known Malian photographers such as Sedyou Keita, Malik Sidibe, Tijiani Sitou, and Diango Cisse. He will also present his own work in portraiture in Mali and show how it is influenced by the Malian image makers and culture. Deschamps will support the thesis that portraiture in Mali is being done in the tradition of Griot activity which is undertaken to praise and to create history.

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