The edge of the Bandiagara Escarpment in Mali, with the late Aborko Doumbo, chief of Yougo Dogorou village. Photographed in 2009 by Huib Blom, © 2009.

ReCollecting Dogon

The history of collecting art from Africa often reveals more about how people in Europe and America perceived and valued objects than the artistic practices of people on living on the continent and how they change.

Featuring texts by specialists from Mali, France, Britain, and the United States, ReCollecting Dogon examines the visual culture of the Dogon peoples of Mali and its 20th-century Western history—it is one of the most studied, collected, and mythologized visual cultures on the African continent.