Join Skidmore Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Lisa Aronson, for an intriguing lecture on photography in Africa. Almost as soon as photography was first introduced to Africa in the mid-nineteenth century, Africans began embracing the photographic profession, and through it captured images that often, but not always, conformed to the colonialist vision of their European counterparts. This slide and video presentation explores the photographic work of Jonathan Adagogo Green, who is now recognized as the first professional photographer of Nigerian birth. From 1890 until his untimely death in 1905 at the age of 31, J.A. Green was a highly successful and respected photographer whose rich repertoire of photographs reveal his working both for the British as they lay the groundwork for the colonization of Nigeria, and for his own Ijo people as they struggled to maintain control of their land, their culture, and their dignity amidst the dramatically changing landscape of time.