Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty by Toni KanIké Udé: Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty by Toni Kan

Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty

byToni KanPhotographerIke UdeForeword byHenry Louis Gates, Jr.

Hardcover | February 21, 2017

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The cinema of Nigeria is often referred to as Nollywood, a term coined in the mid-1990s to describe Nigeria’s vibrant, film industry consisting of movies produced in the country but watched all over Africa and largely by Africans in the diaspora.

This book presents a selection of photographic portraits by Iké Udé depicting some of the major Nigerian actors and actresses, television presenters, directors, and producers. With his ongoing photographic self-portraits, Nigerian-born Iké Udé explores a world of dualities: photographer/performance artist, artist/spectator, mainstream/marginal, African/postnationalist, individual/everyman, and fashion/art. As a Nigerian-born, New York–based artist conversant with the world of fashion and celebrity, Udé gives conceptual aspects of performance and representation a new vitality, melding his own theatrical selves and multiple personae with his art.

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an American historian, literary critic, filmmaker and public intellectual. Chigozie Obioma (born 1986) is a Nigerian writer shortlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize and has been described, in a New York Times book review, as “the heir to Chinua Achebe.” Olu Oguibe is a Nigerian-born American artist and i...
Title:Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits: A Radical BeautyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 16 × 13 × 0.9 inPublished:February 21, 2017Publisher:SkiraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8857232298

ISBN - 13:9788857232294

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Editorial Reviews

"...a tour through the radical beuaty of Nollywood Portaits."
Vanity Fair

"The vibrant images of the Nigerian film community turn portraiture into a performance, capturing the subject’s personas as well as their faces."
Surface Magazine