FOTODOK

‘Books of the Liberation Struggle’ is a collaboration between FOTODOK and Africa in the Photobook within the exhibition Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments.

For the exhibition, Krewinkel selects books from Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau. All of these countries were leading liberation wars against Portugal between the 1960s and early 1970s. After gaining independence in 1975, civil wars broke out in Angola and Mozambique. Photobooks, magazines, and other photography based printed matter were key propaganda tools. Produced in large print runs, publications were supposed to agitate the masses. Three main perspectives feature in the installation’s publications:  the local national parties, the Portuguese, and those of foreign journalists. The books, each having unique features, also share a lot in common regarding how they use photography, what stories they choose to tell, and what visual language they choose for that. Recurrent motifs show how photography is used in the photobook form to create a shared vision of how events unfolded.

Angola
1964_Angola_1961-1963_22.5x30.51963
1969_La_guerre_du_peuple_en_Angola_15.5x17.51969
1976 Resistencia Generalizada_23.5x311976/77
1979_Landet_ar_vart_broder_21x301979
1980_Savimbis_Angola_21x30.51980
1985__Jamba_20x261985
Mozambique
1970_Mozambique_album_17x241970
1973_Frelimo_and_the_people_13x201973
1973_Frelimo_21x281973
1977_Imagens_de_uma_revolucao_21x301983
Guinea-Bissau / Cape Verde
1970_Guinea_Bissau_una_rivoluzione_Africana_16x221970 1972_No_pintcha_20x201972 1974_Djarama_Paigc_20x251974

1976_Nos_Resistencia_Cultural_16x221976

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