ARTstor is collaborating with Christopher D. Roy to share approximately 4,000 images of African art and culture in the Digital Library. The collection will include images of art and ceremonial objects, as well as documentation of their social context, use, and manufacture such as performances employing masks, or techniques used in producing pottery, iron, leather, weaving.

Since 1970, Roy has been photographing the rural villages and towns of the Bobo, Bwa, Fulani, Lobi, Mossi, and Nuna peoples in West Africa – primarily in Burkina Faso, but also in Ghana, Nigeria, and Niger. Roy is the founder and director of the Program for Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa (PASALA), an interdisciplinary program of fellowships, scholarships, conferences, and publications focused on the visual arts of Africa.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Christopher Roy: African Art and Field Photography collection page.

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