Grassroots Upgraded: Reflections on Nairobi Eastlands (Hardback)Slum-TV (author)
Hardback 152 Pages / Published: 28/02/2012
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This book, the first in a series called Africalia Editions [photo] aims to fill a void in the history of photography, by unveiling the oeuvre of contemporary photographers from Africa. For 'Grassroots Upgraded', twenty members of the collective 'Slum-TV' have chosen the LOMO camera as a medium of selfrepresentation. The project is not a development project but rather takes an ironic perspective on the developing world, a position which is reflected in the title of the book and the politically incorrect name of the collective. The approach is conceptual and political, the choice of medium an aesthetic one. The LOMO camera is taken as anarchic medium, based on chance, involving imperfection and often producing a blurred aesthetic. With these images Slum-TV goes beyond the stereotypes which have been shaping the Afric of our imagination.
Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek BVBA
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 898 g
Dimensions: 251 x 244 x 16 mm
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