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Exhibition: In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa


  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10028 United States (map)

Exhibition Location: Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, The Gioconda and Joseph King Gallery, south mezzanine, Gallery 916

In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa presents 100 years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly 80 photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum’s Visual Resource Archives in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.