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Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer of the Court of Benin, 1926-1989

Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer of the Court of Benin, 1926-1989

September 17, 2014 – September 20, 2015 (new opening and closing dates)

Museum: African Art Museum

Location: TBA

To celebrate the history of Nigerian photography, this exhibition features the collection of Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, one of Nigeria's premiere early photographers. As an official photographer of the Royal Court of the Benin Kingdom, Alonge documented the rituals, pageantry, and regalia of the court for over a half-century. Also highlighted are works of art from Benin in the museum's permanent collection and rare collections of Nigerian photography in the museum's Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives.