Accepted Paper:

Jacques Touselle between town and bush (Mbouda, Cameroon)  

Author:

David Zeitlyn (Oxford)

Paper short abstract:

The Jacques Touselle archive contains images taken in his studio in town and others in rural markets. The contrast will be used to explore whether the town bush contrast was significant.

Paper long abstract:

The Jacques Touselle archive contains images taken in his studio in town and others in rural markets. The contrast will be used to explore whether the town bush contrast was significant. For people in Ouest Cameroun after the UPC insurrection the appearance of sophistication was important for those in the villages and the town alike, so the urban rural contrast can be exaggerated for all that there is a clear contrast between photos taken on request in family compounds from those in the studio in town.

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Photographs and Photographers in Africa Visual Entanglements of the Urban and the Rural