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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.

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

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