Collection agreement: Contemporary Photographs of Mali and Yemen from James Conlon
Artstor is collaborating with James Conlon to share approximately 800 contemporary photographs depicting architecture and cultural sites and objects in Mali and Yemen. Conlon’s photography concentrates on earthen architecture in two cities, Djenné in Mali and Tarim in Yemen. The collection will also include documentation of Mopti, Bamako, Segou, and the Dogon region in Mali, as well as many other cities, monuments, and sites in Yemen’s Hadramaut Valley.
James Conlon is Director of the Visual Media Center in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Conlon’s work as an architectural conservator and educational technologist centers on social history and heritage preservation, particularly the use of new media to facilitate interpretation and conservation of the built environment. QuickTime virtual reality (QTVR) panoramas shot by the Visual Media Center are already available in Artstor as part of Columbia University’s collection of QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture. Conlon will also participate in a forthcoming campaign to produce additional QTVRs and field photography documenting the Dogon region in Mali.