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Light on Darkness?: Missionary Photography of Africa in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (T Jack Thompson) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2012) 9780802865243
Light on Darkness?: Missionary Photography of Africa in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (T Jack Thompson) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2012) 9780802865243
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Title: Light on Darkness?: Missionary Photography of Africa in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Author: Thompson, T Jack

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2012

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802865243

Volumes: 1; Pages: 304

List Price in Paper: $45.00 Our price: $30.99

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In its earliest days, photography was seen as inherently free of ideological bias. Today, in the world of Photoshop, 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? leading historian of African Christianity T. Jack Thompson revisits a body of photography long taken at face value - that generated by British missionaries to sub-Saharan Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - and demonstrates that much more is going on in these images than meets the eye. This book offers a careful reassessment of missionary photographers, their photographs, and their African and European audiences, including over 70 fascinating photographs from the period.
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