Light on Darkness? Paperback

Missionary Photography of Africa in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

by T Jack Thompson;


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Light on Darkness?

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In its earliest days, photography was seen as depicting its subjects with such objectivity as to be inherently free of ideological bias. Today we are rightly more skeptical -- at least most of the time. When it comes to photography from the past, we tend to set some of our skepticism aside. But should we? In Light on Darkness? T. Jack Thompson, a leading historian of African Christianity, revisits the body of photography generated by British missionaries to sub-Saharan Africa in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and demonstrates that much more is going on in these images than meets the eye. This volume offers a careful reassessment of missionary photographers, their photographs, and their African and European audiences. Several dozen fascinating photographs from the period are included.

Light on Darkness? by T Jack Thompson was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in June 2012 and is our 58059th best seller. The ISBN for Light on Darkness? is 9780802865243.

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Page last updated 23rd January 2013
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (June 2012)
Weight440g
Number of Pages286
Thickness23 mm
Height231 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9780802865243
ISBN-100802865240
Product Code4025902
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