Avenue Patrice Lumumba by Guy Tillim


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Avenue Patrice Lumumba: Guy Tillim

17H30 FOR 18H00

John Moffat Foyer


Avenue Patrice Lumumba: Guy Tillim. In many African cities there are streets, avenues and squares named after Patrice Lumumba, one of the first elected African leaders of modern times, who won the Congo election after independence from Belgium in 1960. Today his image as a nationalist visionary necessarily remains unmolested by the accusations of abuse of power that later became synonymous with later African heads of state. Guy Tillim embarked on this project as the recipient of the first Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, granted by the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.
Avenue Patrice Lumumba is being shown in 2009 at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris; The Photographers' Gallery in London; Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam; and the Serralves Museum in Porto.


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