At the National Portrait Gallery, the Department of Photographs is the curatorial office responsible for the Gallery's portrait photographs. Its work includes acquiring, researching, cataloging, and storing these objects. These records consist of the outgoing correspondence of the department. Among those represented are Mary Panzer, Curator ...
Portrait images and domestic scenes from Mauritania of Halpoular, Moor and Wolof peoples, mostly women; some children and men. All the images are captioned by the photographer and include the subjects names as well as the region, date and activity. The more noteworthy images include Moor women preparing wool for weaving (nos. 37, 38, 39), girls playing a game of "golorgal" with playing board clearly visible (no. 34), and a wooden tablet with verses from the Koran (no. 19). As a documentary photographer, Ms. Goodsmith focuses predominantly on the lives of women and children in developing countries. Her images—chiefly from North and West Africa, Egypt and India—are on file with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), The Image Works, and Johns Hopkins Photoshare, and her portraits from a series done in Kashmir are in the photographic collection of the Brooklyn Museum. All of the images of this photographic collection are originals. Ms. Goodsmith works chiefly with Communication for Change, a New York-based nonprofit organization that has developed participatory video projects in collaboration with community groups.
Photographs of Ovonramwen, the King of Benin, on his way into exile in 1897, and of other kings in the Niger Delta kingdoms. Portraits included are of Sir Claude Maxwell and Lady Macdonald and Roger Casement, Prince Achibong III of Old Calabar; New Calabar Chief and Wives; Lady Egba and Chief Pagby and Attendants; Ladies of Rank in Old Calabar; Eyo Honesty VIII; Chief Long John of Bonny after Death and chiefs of Opobo. Views of landscape included are of Calabar and Madeira.
Portrait photographs taken by Wolkmar Wentzel in Angola, circa 1965.
Photographs of Madagascar in the early French colonial period and Merina Kingdom in Central Madagascar, ca. 1887-1900. Portrait images include Queen Ranavalona III (exiled to Algiers in 1897), her husband, the Prime Minister, and other royals. There are images are of Malagasy women from other parts of the island.
Photographs from the Kingdoms of the Interlacustrine area in East Africa. Portraits are of King Daudi, Four Kings and their Prime Ministers, Sir Apolo Kagwa, Chief Bongo and a Busoga Chief. Images also show relics in a Tutsi tomb.
This accession consists of exhibition records created by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery (NPG), in the course of her work on the exhibition, "Hans Namuth: Portraits." This exhibition explored the forty-year career of Namuth as he photographed America's leading painters, sculptors, writers, ...
Photographs by Ryan Holden Singer, a photographer who visited Nambia in 2002.
Vintage photographs, including albumen and silver gelatin photographic prints, collected by the staff of the National Museum of African Art from its inception in 1979.
Photographs taken by Dimitri Kyriazis while at the Institute for Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, from ca. 1950 through the end of the reign of Emperor Halie Selassie I in 1974.