not all realisms: photography, Africa, and the long 1960s

This booklet accompanies the exhibition not all realisms. It offers an expanded series of cross-disciplinary perspectives on strategies of photography and image circulation in Ghana, Mali, and South Africa through the long 1960s and beyond.

It features an in-depth essay by curator Leslie M. Wilson; contributions from University of Chicago faculty members Adom Getachew (Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science), Kathryn Takabvirwa (Assistant Professor of Anthropology), Natacha Nsabimana (Assistant Professor of Anthropology), and Emily Lynn Osborn (Associate Professor of African History); and select object treatments by UChicago Research Assistants Serin Lee (AB ’21), Daisy Coates (AB ’22), and Mariah Bender (AM ’22).

Publication date

April 2023


108 pages, 35 color illustrations, 4 in. x 6 in.

Get the catalogue

This complimentary booklet is available in a limited edition within the exhibition or for digital download.