• Priya Ramrakha

Priya Ramrakha

This is the first publication to explore the work of Priya Ramrakha (1935–1968), the pioneering Kenyan photojournalist whose archive was recovered after over forty years. Hailing from an activist family of journalists, Ramrakha was one of the rare African photographers to chronicle the anti-colonial and post-independent struggles across Africa and one of the first to be employed by Time/LIFE. His iconic images defied stereotype, censorship and editorial demand, and captured key moments ranging from Mau Mau in the early 1950s to Africa’s independence movements through the 1960s. Ramrakha’s pan-African lens witnessed moments of political resistance by everyday people and major political figures in Africa and the civil-rights era in the United States, from Jomo Kenyatta and Tom Mboya to Miriam Makeba and Martin Luther King Jr. His work was cut short when he was killed in crossfire covering Biafra’s front lines in 1968.


Hardcover 22,8 x 29,2 cm 200 pages 64 duotone, 40 b/w and 92 color ills. English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-874-2 2018

Artist:

Priya Ramrakha

Editor:

Erin Haney, Shravan Vidyarthi

Texts:

Sana Aiyar, Erin Haney, John Edwin Mason, Paul Theroux, Shravan Vidyarthi

Design:

Bonnie Briant

Exhibitions

Rencontres de la Photographie,
Kehrer Gallery, Arles
03. – 07.07.2018

South African National Gallery,
Cape Town
August 2018 – Februar 2019

Makerere University,
Kampala, Uganda
Date to be announced

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