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Current Exhibitions

‌Encountering Africa: Henri Gaden’s Life and Photography in Colonial French West Africa, 1894 - 1939

MUSA
Until 25th February 2018
 

Henri Gaden was a French colonial officer who lived in West Africa for 45 years. An ethnographer, linguist and gifted photographer, Gaden captured on camera a rich variety of encounters with Africa – from landscapes, architecture and trade to military campaigns and colonial life at numerous outposts. He also documented everyday village life, local music, dance and ritual. Gaden’s striking photographic images, exhibited for the first time, provide rare insights into colonial French West Africa and its people.