“Somalis” (undated) from the website for the Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860 – 1960, an expansive collection of 7,610 photographs organized in 76 separate albums, scrapbooks or loose collections assembled by the British collector Humphrey Winterton over about 30 years. It depicts colonial life–“the breadth of African experience; documents African life; European life in Africa in all its manifestations; and the African landscape, in particular as it changed over time”–primarily in East Africa, between about 1860 and 1960.

The originals are being held at the Melville Herskovits Library at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Further Reading

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A private city

Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?

What she wore

The exhibition, ‘Men Lebsa Neber,’ features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.