Mayola Amici The "Jungle " Photographer: The Representation Of African Subjects In The Black Star Collection

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Mayola Amici The "Jungle " Photographer: The Representation Of African Subjects In The Black Star Collection
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Please join Julie Crooks for a talk on the inclusion and representation of West African subjects in the vast holdings of the Black Star Collection of twentieth-century photoreportage, with a particular focus on the documentary photographs of Mayola Amici, the "Jungle Photographer."

Julie received a PhD in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), at the University of London in 2014. Her research focuses on historical photography in Sierra Leone, West Africa and the diaspora. She has taught numerous courses in these fields at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, and York University. Currently, Julie is a Rebanks Postdoctoral Fellow at the Royal Ontario Museum researching the various engagements of black/African audiences with the African Gallery and the photographic history of Blacks in Canada.

Seating is limited; please arrive early to ensure seating.
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By: Ryerson Image Centre