Future Remembrance : Photography and Image Arts in Ghana (DVD video, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Future Remembrance : Photography and Image Arts in Ghana

Author: Tobias Wendl; Nancy Du Plessis
Publisher: Watertown : Documentary Educational Resources [éd., distrib.], 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : SECAM color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A delightful, exuberant, documentary about the role of photography, photographers and the art of image making in Ghana. We meet the photographers, sculptors and painters who tell us in their own words about the economic, social, cultural, aesthetic, and spiritual motivations of their work. Innovation and improvisation abound, from the traveling photographer who has been making and selling his own cameras out of wood
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Additional Physical Format: Future remembrance : photography and images arts in Ghana / Tobias Wendl, auteur, réalisateur
London : The Royal Anthropological Institute, 200X
1 DVD mono face toutes zones (54 min)
(ABES)128474769
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Wendl; Nancy Du Plessis
OCLC Number: 491595071
Notes: Présenté au Margaret Mead Festival, 1998 ; Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival ; ICAES Film Program Selection.
Film en version originale anglaise. Sous-titres et doublage en anglais.
Tourné au Ghana.
Copyright : Institut für den Wissenschafflichen Film Göttingen, cop. 1998.
Format image : 4/3.
Awards: Award for Excellence, Society for Visual Anthropology Festival
Description: 1 DVD vidéo monoface simple couche zone 0 (55 min) : coul. (SECAM)
Responsibility: Tobais Wendl, Nancy Du Plessis, réal.

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A delightful, exuberant, documentary about the role of photography, photographers and the art of image making in Ghana. We meet the photographers, sculptors and painters who tell us in their own words about the economic, social, cultural, aesthetic, and spiritual motivations of their work. Innovation and improvisation abound, from the traveling photographer who has been making and selling his own cameras out of wood and scrap since the 1930's to the studio photographers who specialize in providing elaborate backdrops that inspire their customers poses. Families commission life-size, lifelike, powerful sculptures of loved ones, crafted from small photographs as reference, to honor and remember the dead. Issues of gender arise when we realize all the artists and photographers are men but their customers are both men and women. The influence of American print media on local artists exists but the resulting work is so transformed in the process that the original source is almost unrecognizable. Highly recommended for African studies, media and culture studies, art and ritual, and gender.

Ce documentaire relate l'importance du rôle de la photographie et des arts visuels au Ghana. Photographes, sculpteurs et peintres parlent de leur travail et de leurs motivations à la fois économiques, sociales, culturelles, esthétiques et spirituelles.

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