The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji

The Beautiful Time Photography by Sammy Baloji This suite of images by the Congolese photographer and video artist Sammy Baloji explores colonial architecture and copper mines in the city of Lubumbashi and the southeastern Katanga province of the

  • Title: The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji
  • Author: Bogumil Jewsiewicki
  • ISBN: 9780945802556
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • This suite of images by the Congolese photographer and video artist Sammy Baloji explores colonial architecture and copper mines in the city of Lubumbashi and the southeastern Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo For Baloji and others of his generation, who were born after the country s independence in 1960, the colonial period was a time when hard work trThis suite of images by the Congolese photographer and video artist Sammy Baloji explores colonial architecture and copper mines in the city of Lubumbashi and the southeastern Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo For Baloji and others of his generation, who were born after the country s independence in 1960, the colonial period was a time when hard work transformed a sparsely inhabited area into a modern city In contrast, Baloji s images portray an industrial environment haunted by the physical absence of humanity no one is inside the buildings, machines are rusting and idle, and train tracks sit without trains Like many people in the Congo today, Baloji aims to understand and reconnect two strikingly different eras.

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