Epistemologies of Vision in the Colonial Visual Archive | October 27

Photo Impulse project organizes a series of webinars to reflect on the construction of knowledge and the concepts mobilized through the images produced and put to circulation by various agents of the formerempires, focusing particularly in the Portuguese case, but also in the British and French cases. We try to think of decolonial ways to approach this visual archive.

The program continues on October 27, at 2:30 pm, with a talk from the project consultant, Professor Joseph Tonda from the University of Omar Bongo, in Libreville, Gabon. Professor Tonda will address the topic Ombres et images-écrans de la colonisation”, in a session spoken in French, accessible via https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/82908483525?pwd=dUwzcE5KRTVNR3BmYTdtQmUvZkFtUT09.

More information about the complete program on the project’s website, here https://www.photoimpulse.fcsh.unl.pt/pt/inicio/



Joseph Tonda is professor of sociology and anthropology at Omar Bongo University in Libreville, Gabon. He is the author of, among others, Le Souverain moderne: Corps du pouvoir en Afrique centrale [The modern sovereign: The body of power in Central Africa] (Congo , Gabon) [Karthala 2005] and L’Impérialisme Postcolonial – Critique de la Société des Éblouissements [Postcolonial imperialism: Critique of the society of glares] [Karthala 2015]. He is also a literary writer having published Chiens de Foudre (ODEM, Libreville 2013, out of print) and Tuée-tuée Mon Amour (LA DOXA éditions, Paris, 2017). His most recent work is Afrodystopie: La vie dans le rêve dautrui [Aphrodystopie: Life in someone else’s dream] [Karthala 2021].