African Lookbook

African Lookbook

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Bankruptcy, STAR Denver, African Lookbook

Episode: Bankruptcy, STAR Denver, African Lookbook

  • Mar 2, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 21:36 mins

When cameras first arrived in Africa in the late 1800s, they were wielded by European colonizers as a weapon to keep their empires intact—to “control the narrative” of Africa. But enterprising African women found ways to subvert that narrative. Author and African fashion scholar Catherine McKinley has amassed an enormous private collection of these photographs and published many of them in "The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women." (Segment produced by Aubrey Johnson)