Exhibition offers a fresh, complex view of Africa

Union College exhibit offers a fresh perspective by setting contemporary African photography beside 19th-century postcards
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Exhibition offers a fresh, complex view of Africa

An exhibition that questions cultural and historical assumptions about Africa by examining images depicted by internationally renowned photographers is now on view at the Mandeville Gallery.

“African Photography, For Whose Eyes?: Constructing and Deconstructing Identities” runs through May 13.

Featuring the work of 15 contemporary African photographers, it includes 80 missionary postcards from Yale Divinity Library as well as scans of 1950s covers from the influential South African magazine, Drum.

To read a story in the Times Union, including a photo gallery, click here.