5002 -- ALBRECHT, MICHAEL ET AL. (Eds.)
Getting pictures right. Context and interpretation
(Topics in African studies 3)
Köln: Köppe Verlag 2004
192 pp., Euro 29.80; ISBN 3-89645-247-9
The papers of this volume originate from a symposium at Basle in 2003, on the occasion of the retirement of Paul Jenkins, historian and former archivist of the Basel Mission.
##Under the impact of the visual, which has marked the twentieth century in an unprecedented manner, the humanities have come to acknowledge pictures as important sources and objects of research. This shift started some twenty years ago and has been termed the pictorial, iconic, or visual turn. In this process the reflection on photographic sources originating from the colonial encounter has played an important role.##
- HOLZER, ANTON: Der Weg und die Fotografie [The way and photography]
- KLEIN, THORALF: The Basel Mission as a transcultural organization: photographs of Chinese Christians and the problem of agency
- PALMA, MARISOL: Konstruktion, Sammlung und Archiv: Zur sozialen Biografie der Feuerland-Fotografien von Martin Gusinde [Construction, collection, and archive: On the social biography of the Tierra del Fuego photographs of Martin Gusinde]
- FARDON, RICHARD: The ethnologist and the missionaries: recording the 1908 Lela in Bali Nyonga
- FREY NÄF, BARBARA: Imaging the past: historicising portraits of the Kodagu and Nilgiri regions, South-East India
- JENKINS, PAUL: Camera evangelistica - camera lucida? Trans-border experiences with historical photographs from a mission archive
- GEARY, CHRISTRAUD M.: Portraiture, authorship, and the inscription of history: photographic practice in the Bamum Kingdom, Cameroon (1902-1980)
- HANEY, ERIN: If these walls could talk: exploring the dynamic archive through Ghanaian portraiture
Keywords: photography, visual anthropology, semiotics, pictorial turn, iconic turn, visual turn, agency and photography, authorship, inscription, mission and photography, Gusinde, M.