Popular photography in cities across the African continent favors multiple exposures, cutwork, and photomontage. In Dakar, photographers taking family pictures incorporate these elements and also draw on Muslim Sufi visual practices emphasizing repetition and montage. Photographers manipulate prints to create collages and multiple exposures of a single subject, or a subject posing with his/her twin, co-wife, children, deceased parents, and religious figures. Buggenhagen focuses on the production and circulation of photographs by Muslim women to understand how one makes a life for oneself at a time of global fiscal uncertainty. The lecture will be given by Beth Buggenhagen, Faculty Curator and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and will be free and open to the public.
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