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Witnesses of Decolonisation

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The Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Museum of the Revolution’ with works by Leica photographer Guy Tillim. The showcase is on display from 26 February to 2 June 2019.

In his latest series, South-African photographer Guy Tillim (b. 1962) documents the effects of decolonisation, based on his extensive explorations of major African cities such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Kampala, Addis-Abeba, Luanda, Libreville, Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, and Dar es Salaam. The avenues – now bearing new names to replace those chosen under colonial rule – are tangible representations of political, economic and social change. They have become living ‘museums’ that allow us to retrace two pivotal revolutions: colonialism, and post-colonialism.

An accompanying photo book of the same title, released by Mack Books, will be introduced at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson on 28 February (18:00 to 20:00). The majority of images featured in this series were taken with the Leica SL.

Tillim’s work has been honoured with numerous prestigious awards, including the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award (2003), the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (2005 and 2017) and the HCB Award (2017).

For further information visit
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

Mack Books

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