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Camerapix Archive

Trupti Shah2020

Mohamed Amin Foundation

Mohamed Amin Foundation
Nairobi, Kenya

Uncovering gems from the past. Abdul Ramadhan Ramhan, a sound engineer and video archivist, looks at negatives with images taken by Kenya’s renowned photojournalist Mohamed ‘Mo’ Amin. Since the 1996 death of African photojournalist Mohamed Amin, an inconspicuous back room in Nairobi has been locked off from the public, maintained only by two solitary sentries stationed between file cabinets in a windowless, climate controlled vault. Now, after years of frame-by-frame cataloging and the digitization of thousands of hours of raw video files, the Mohamed Amin Collection is opening its doors for exploration and exhibition. The Mohamed Amin Collection includes more than 5000 hours of raw video content and approximately 2.5 million still photographs gathered between 1953-1996. The Mohamed Amin Collection represents one of the world’s greatest unexploited historical artifacts. It includes unique, high quality documentation of the events surrounding post-colonial Africa, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This timeless work of art features culture, conflict, political upheaval, wildlife, entertainment, and an unparalleled visual chronicle of the daily life of millions of Africans.

Details

  • Title: Camerapix Archive
  • Creator: Trupti Shah
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Location Created: Kenya
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Trupti Shah / Camerapix

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