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European man and African woman, c 1925.


European man and African woman, c 1925.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


A snapshot photograph of a European man and an African woman, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1925. A stereotyped photograph, contrasting the two cultures present in Colonial Africa. The man wears clothing typical of a European in Africa, including a sun helmet. In contrast, the woman wears only a skirt. The woman's body is covered in tribal markings. Originally a shooting term, the word 'snapshot' was first linked with photography in the late 1850s, when it was used to describe a photograph taken with a brief exposure. Over time, snapshot came to mean any amateur photograph taken with a simple camera. The origins of popular photography can be traced back to George Eastman's [1854-1932] introduction of the first Kodak camera in 1888. Snapshots are informal, personal records of everyday life and experiences.

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© Kodak Collection / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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