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Publisher Note

This book shows a series of portraits found in the trash bin of the Gulu Real Art Studio, the oldest photographic studio in Gulu, Northern Uganda. The studio only has a machine that makes four ID images at a time, a number that most clients cannot afford, so the photographer takes single analog pictures, punches out the head with a special device and discards the rest. In these faceless prints, focus shifts to the subjects' individual posture and clothing, forming a typological portrayal of a community. Martina Bacigalupo also interviewed clients of Gulu; their stories, many deeply moving, describe the political, economic and social conditions common to contemporary East Africa.

Release Place Göttingen, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2013
ISBN-13: 9783869306964
Dewey: 770.92
Topics Africa, Costume, Portrait, Society, Uganda
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Pages 189

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