The website invites users to browse through a wide range of visual and cartographic sources as well as thousands of references to manuscripts and partially rare publications relating to settings in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe as well as several other regions of the World. [according to site editor's information]
The Photographs of Africa Collection includes photographs of Africa from various research projects and photographers. Currently, this growing collection includes select photographs by cinematographer/photographer Martin Rikli (1898-1969) documenting his Ethiopian (Abessinien) expedition from 1935-36, which coincided with the second Italo-Abyssinian War. The finding aid provides more information on the Rikli photographs and the Special Collections website provides more information on the archival holdings of African photography. ... [according to site editor's information]
African Photography Initiatives was founded in Bujumbura, Burundi in 2007 by Jürg Schneider and Rosario Mazuela. Led by our enthusiasm for the African continent’s rich visual heritage, in particular photographs, and building on our work experience in the areas of culture, international cooperation and academic research we decided to create a website entirely dedicated to African photography. In 2007 we had the opportunity to work in the Burundian press archives, the Agence Burundaise de Presse (ABP) which still exists. ... [according to site editor's information]
The site does NOT contain all the documents listed on the first page, but only the 81 photographs from the beginning of the 20th century given by M. Ryff, founder of the Société Commerciale de l'Ouest Africain (SCOA) (West African Trading Company) . [editors ilissAfrica]
The project of the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main encompasses safety filming and digitisation of 55,000 historical photographs from the German colonial history. Public access to the pictures is via a research database on the internet. Former German colonies in Africa: Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi. Furthermore, you have free access to the German Colonial encyclopaedia (1920). ... [according to site editor's information]
Homepage about the French photographer and postcard publisher Edmond Fortier (1862-1928) who settled in Dakar as from 1900 and who then probably was one of the most famous and of the first photographers in former French West Africa (AOF territory). The site shows many of his pictures from different francophone West African countries shortly after 1900.
Also look for the book: David, Philippe, 1987: Inventaire général des cartes postales Fortier. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Photographs and pictures archive of the Evangelische Missionsgesellschaft Basel (Basler Mission) / Mission 21. The photographs and pictures were taken / drawn by missionaries all over the world between 1850 and 1950. Concerning Africa, there is a focus on Cameroon and Ghana. The archive presents an innovative idea with its concept of "Visual Interpreters": researchers are invited to write explanatory texts and comments on the pictures which had often been taken with a strong colonial prejudice in mind. In this way, the pictures are to be put into a historical context. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Gallica is the virtual library of the National Library of France. Through its African collection you have access to the accounts, photographs etc of travellers to / exploreres of Africa. The virtual library holds 900 text documents (partly whole books in full text), 30 journals, 80 maps, 20 hours auf audio material and 6,500 photographs. In the year 2002, furthermaterial was meant to be added. You have four possibilities of access: free search of the catalogue, browsing via geography, topic and journals.
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The Gerd Meuer Archive offers a lot of material (photographs, articles etc.) about African literature and music between the 1970s and 1990s which are based on interviews Ger Meuer led with African Auhtors and Musicians as well as many festivals etc. he attended and reported on. You will find online many photographs of and also audio files of interviews with famous writers (e.g. Leopold Sedar Senghor, Mariama Bâ, Amadou Kourouma, Camara Laye, Francis Bebey, Meja Mwangi, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Emmanuel Dongala, Chinua Achebe, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Wole Soyinka, Nuruddin Farah, Taban Lo Liyong, Bessie Head, Dambudzo Marechera, Shimmer Chinodya, Chenjerai Hove)
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