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Grassroots Upgraded: Reflections on Nairobi Eastlands

Grassroots Upgraded: Reflections on Nairobi Eastlands

By (author) Slum-TV

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For 'Grassroots Upgraded', the artists collective Slum-TV have chosen the LOMO camera as a medium of self-representation. With these images Slum-TV goes beyond the stereotypes which have been shaping our imagination of Africa.
Full Description
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 self-representation. 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 our imagination of Africa.
About the Author
Slum-TV is an African artists' collective based in Mathare, in a so-called informal settlement at the heart of the city of Nairobi.
Specifications
Publisher
Stichting Kunstboek BVBA
ISBN
9789058563910
Published
16th Mar 2012
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
9.25 in x 9.65 in
Pages
152 Pages
Illustrations
90 color, b&w
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