On the Job in Abomey: Portraits of Working People in Benin [Africa, Photography]

By: Greene, Darcy Drew

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, 20.2 by 30.5 cm, 52 pp., full-color illus. Near fine. A series of color portraits of Benin working people including a blacksmith, weaver, artists, healer, farmers, drivers, electricians, restauranteurs, veterinarian, coffin maker, etc. Published to accompany an exhibit of the same name. From the publisher: “The exhibit shares the stories of the workers and some of the products of their work. For instance, along-side the portrait of textile worker Jean Jacques Yèmadjè is a tapestry made by him. Other artifacts on view include an ancestral altar, ceremonial pottery, wood carvings and fabrics […] Darcy Greene’s marvelous images highlight what economic anthropologists term the ‘informal sector,’ the great range of ways through which people around the world make a living ‘off the books.’”

Title: On the Job in Abomey: Portraits of Working People in Benin [Africa, Photography]

Author Name: Greene, Darcy Drew

Categories: Africa, Anthropology, Photography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University: 2018

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 3016