Museum of the revolution / Guy Tillim.
- First edition.
- London, MACK ; Paris, Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, . , 2019
136 unnumbered pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm
- Independence and Civil War (Mozambique : 1975-1994)
Mozambique -- History -- Independence and Civil War, 1975-1994.
Africa -- Economic conditions.
Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Pictorial works.
Durban (South Africa) -- Pictorial works.
Maputo (Mozambique) -- Pictorial works.
Beira (Mozambique) -- Pictorial works.
Harare (Zimbabwe) -- Pictorial works.
Nairobi (Kenya) -- Pictorial works.
Kigali (Rwanda) -- Pictorial works.
Kampala (Uganda) -- Pictorial works.
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -- Pictorial works.
Luanda (Luanda, Angola) -- Pictorial works.
Libreville (Gabon) -- Pictorial works.
Accra (Ghana) -- Pictorial works.
Dakar (Senegal) -- Pictorial works.
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) -- Pictorial works.
Angola -- Luanda (City)
Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa.
Gabon -- Libreville.
Ghana -- Accra.
Kenya -- Nairobi.
Mozambique -- Beira.
Mozambique -- Maputo.
Rwanda -- Kigali.
Senegal -- Dakar.
South Africa -- Durban.
South Africa -- Johannesburg.
Tanzania -- Dar es Salaam.
Uganda -- Kampala.
Zimbabwe -- Harare.
- "These photographs were made on long walks through the streets of African capitals, including Johannesburg, Durban, Maputo, Beira, Harare, Nairobi, Kigali, Kampala, Addis Ababa, Luanda, Libreville, Accra, Dakar and Dar es Salaam, and the series takes its title from the Museum of the Revolution in Maputo, Mozambique, which is situated on the Avenida 24 Julho. The 24th of July 1875 marked the end of an Anglo-Portuguese conflict for possession of the territory that was decided in favour of Portugal. One hundred years later the name of the avenue remained the same because Mozambique's independence from Portugal was proclaimed in June 1975 and now the 24th of July is Nationalisation Day. These streets, named and renamed, function as silent witnesses to the ebb and flow of political, economic and social shifts of power and become a museum of the many revolutions that have taken place in African countries over the past 65 years. In Tillim's photographs, the streets of these African capitals reflect a new reality, distinct from the economic stagnation wrought by socialist policies that usually accompanied African nationalism, the reality of rebuilding and enterprise, and new sets of aspirations imbued with capitalistic values." -- Publisher's website.
Excerpts from: Achille Mbembe, 'Sortir de la grande nuit'.
Translations and copy-editing: John Tittensor, Gilles Chauvin.
Design by Morgan Crowcroft-Brown.
Pink cloth covered boards with silkscreen printed image to front.
Endpapers show: "painting displayed in the Museum of the Revolution, Maputo, Mozambique, commemorating independence from Portugal".
Published to accompany the exhibition held 26 February-2 June 2019 at the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, Paris.
- Mbembe, Achille, 1957-
Tittensor, John, 1941-
Crowcroft-Brown, Morgan book designer.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.
MACK (Publishing firm)
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