Leonce Agbodjélou

Untitled triptych (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)

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Untitled triptych (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)
Leonce Agbodjélou
Untitled triptych (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)
2012
C-print
180 x 130 cm each

During the last half of the 20th century, photographic portraiture underwent impressive expansion in West Africa. The advent of independence that swept the continent in the 1950s and 1960s provided a sense of pride expressed in fashion, music and all aspects of social life that leaked into photographers’ studios. In most coastal cities photographers played a significant role in creating an archive of these developments, making the movements immortal.


     
 


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