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Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba
October 13, 2012 - January 6, 2013

Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba is an examination of modern history in Africa against the backdrop of its colonial and post-colonial architectural heritage by South African photographer Guy Tillim. Originally a photojournalist, Tillim records the architecture and infrastructure of colonial and postcolonial Africa. Tillim’s photographs use architecture, landscape, and people to present the repercussion of social conflict in Africa without showing the action itself. His pictures portray the crumbling institutional buildings—post offices, schools, hotels, and offices—that were built by colonial governments in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, and Mozambique.

The exhibition Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba has been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.