Thursday, February 7, 2013

Remnants Of Colonialism



Huge photo panel by Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda at the 'No Fly Zone' exhibition on display at the Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon
(Angola was a Portuguese colony until 1975)

19 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Colonialism, not a popular word these days I think.

Sami said...

Interessante. Esta ultima foto da esquerda parece quase que se pode tocar nas rodas.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a great photo panel!

Lowell said...

This is absolutely amazing, Jose! Very impressive and dramatic. One can get up close to many different aspects of colonialism and its aftermath.

Would love to see the exhibit in person. That museum is superb!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Interesting JM..there were a few aspects of colonialism that weren't bad..

Sharon said...

What a fascinating exhibit. These photos are big enough to make you feel their power.

Sylvia K said...

I can only repeat what the others have written, JM!! Dramatic and impressive indeed and what superb captures -- as always!! Such a great way to have captured so much history! And, yes, I'd love to see this in person, too!!

VP said...

Wikipedia says of Angola: In terms of the classifications used in constitutional law, its regime falls now in the same category as the "caesarist" monarchy of Napoléon Bonaparte in France, António de Oliveira Salazar's "corporatist" system established by the Portuguese constitution of 1933, the Brazilian military dictatorship based on the constitution of 1967/69, or several authoritarian regimes in contemporary Africa.. Not a great progress since colonialism ended almost 40 years ago.

JM said...

@VP: The corruption and violation of human rights in Angola (blood diamonds and so on!) are outrageous! Forbes considered the daughter of the president, Isabel dos Santos, the first billionaire woman in Africa (1 billion dollars). However, UNICEF has an urgent need of 4 million dollars to help starving children there. Do I need to say more?

Cezar and Léia said...

A wonderful photo exhibition!
Léia

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Interesting photos and interesting comments. Diane

Kay said...

Colonialism by its nature seems to disregard human rights, never mind the underlying economic exploitation.

cieldequimper said...

You've just reminded me that it still went on in the 70s...

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't realize Angola was still a colony till 1975. Hmmm.

Jack said...

With so many troublespots around the world, Angola is one of the places that has escaped this American's notice. Thank you for your information in the dialog with VP.

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing panel. Tells the story, eh. MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

I would love to see YOUR images made big like that.

Babzy said...

photos can teach a lot , interesting exhibition !

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That is some photo panel! Interesting to learn your history..
Duncan In Kuantan