University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Mellon Fellows Seminar - Giulia Paoletti, "Decentralizing the Gaze: On the Origins of Photography in Senegal (1860-1910s)

April 17, 2020

Giulia Paoletti’s research examines nineteenth and twentieth century African art with a particular focus on the early histories of photography in West Africa. Based on two years of fieldwork, she is working on a book manuscript tracing the origins and early developments of photography in Senegal (1860-1960). The book is based on her dissertation that received the Arts Council of the African Studies Association’s 2017 Roy Sieber Award for Best Dissertation in African art (2013- 6). Besides Senegal, she did research in Mali, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon and the Gambia where she has examined contemporary art practices.

Homer Statue
Wilson Hall 142
10:30 am - 12:00 pm