Fragile Legacies: The Photographs Of Solomon Osagie Alonge


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by Amy J. Staples, Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan and Bryna M Freyer. Published by National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.,  2014. First edition. Hardcover, cloth. Quarto. 210pp. 140 illustrations, 81 duotone photographs.

Showcases the fascinating photographs of Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge (1911-1994), Nigeria’s premier twentieth-century photographer and the first official photographer to the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Benin. Black-and-white and color images. Also, examines the transformations of colonialism in Nigeria, within the context of global capitalism in the early to mid-twentieth century.