Not out of context: Eric Magassa's 'The Lost' series

Bachmann, M. (2018) Not out of context: Eric Magassa's 'The Lost' series. Notes: Letters to Photography, 4, pp. 4-15.

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Abstract

The article analyses a series of contemporary photographs by Swedish multi-disciplinary artist Eric Magassa and places them within the larger context of postcolonial practice. Focusing on Magassa's use of masks and the relationship, in his photographs, between sitter and environment, it argues that the political value of his work is to disrupt colonial legacies of Modernist thinking.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Photography, masks, postcolonialism, colonialism, modernism, performance.
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bachmann, Dr Michael
Authors: Bachmann, M.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Notes: Letters to Photography
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Author
First Published:First published in Notes: Letters to Photography 4: 4-15
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Publisher

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