ARTstor has collaborated with Christopher D. Roy to share approximately 3,500 images of African art and culture, now available in the Digital Library. The collection features images of West African art and culture, including 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, and weaving. Roy is Professor of Art History and Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art History at the University of Iowa. Since 1970, he 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.

To view the Christopher Roy: African Art and Field Photography collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Christopher Roy: African Art and Field Photography.” Or search the keyword: “christopher roy”.

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

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