Amc2 Issue 10 draws on three contrasting Africa-related collections from the Archive of Modern Conflict. Nigeria's ‘Nollywood’ film industry’s obsession with the nature and manifestations of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ and its persistent representation of vice, witchcraft, murders and money lust is colourfully satirised in a sequence of behind-the-scenes images. Established in the 1970s, Photo Jeunesse was the first colour photographic studio in Cameroon, and pictures from its negative archive record the work of a vibrant and often eccentric photo studio, as well as revealing the transformation of Cameroonian society over a 30-year period. Finally, a collection of taxidermy images belonging to the eccentric Duc d’Orleans and others drawn from London taxidermist Rowland Ward describe the legacy of resource drain from Africa to Europe. Juxtapositions such as that in which a leopard strolls peacefully beneath a basking lion is pre-Photoshop Photoshop through taxidermy. Published by Archive of Modern Conflict (London).
84 pages, 21 x 21cm, softcover, Archive of Modern Conflict (London).