Photos d'Afrique 1948-1953
Sizes 25,8 x 31,5 cm
Pages 160 | French edition
Publisher Le Pré aux Clercs | 2004
Hector Acebes (1921-2017), a New-York-born Colombian with a decidedly international upbringing and spirit of adventure to match, travelled extensive in Africa between 1948 and 1953 going throughout the continent, from Dakar to Zanzibar.
He worked with a Rolleiflex camera and an eye for the realities missed by so many other photographers before him.
Most photographers made no attempt to depict anything but the most crude stereotypes of what white Europeans and American expected or wanted to see. Acebes was a glaring exception.
His subjects were the people, of all ages and social positions, from the most remote, primitive areas.The Africans in his photographs are many things : sexy, wary, flirtatious, irritated, and amused.
Hector Acebes portraits of Africa embody a unique sensitivity of a particular time, which was quickly about to change.