Infocam - Victoria
Press Photo Archive Buea (Infocam)
The photographs in this on-line gallery were exhibited in Limbe (Victoria until 1982), Cameroon twice in 2015: in the Community Hall from 26 to 31 January in the framework of the Photo Festival "Reinterpreting Historical Photographs", and at the Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) from 4 to 14 April.
This exhibition was curated by Rosario Mazuela and Jürg Schneider. Mounted as part of a bigger project African Photography Initiatives has carried out in the Press Photo Archive Buea it coincided with the conference “Validating Historical Photographs and the Role of the Archive”, held in Buea from 27-29 January 2015.
Both shows offered Limbe's population a great opportunity to remember and enjoy significant moments of their individual and collective past and to re-appropriate their collective visual memory.
The following selection of 36 images provides a fascinating insight into Limbe's cultural and political live, its emblematic buildings and places and its people between 1955 and 1983.