To: March 30, 2008
Afro-Brazil is a collaboration between Iziko’s Social History Collections and Art Collections Departments. The exhibition was conceived by Dr Stefan Oschmann, head of the Africa Music Festival in Würzburg. It consists of images of Brazilian slaves of African origin with a contextualising history. The images are reproduced from the cartes de visite of Alberto Henschel and from photographs of Marc Ferrez. The original photographs are in the collections of the Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig and the Instituto Moreira Salles Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. ‘Afro-Brazil’ is supported by the German Consulate in Cape Town.