Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)ing Race and Place. Hight, Eleanor and Sampson, Gary D., eds. 2002. on order.
The colonising camera : photographs in the making of Namibian history. Hartmann, Wolfram. 2009. DT1625 .C65 1999
Defiant images : Photography and Apartheid South Africa . Newbury, Darren. 2009. DT1757 .N39 2009
Getting Pictures Right : context and interpretation / edited by Michael Albrecht ... [et al.]. 2004. TR820.5 .G48 2004
Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Post Colonial Africa. Landau, Paul S. and Kaspin, Deborah, eds. 2002. GN645 .I43 2002
"Images of Africa: the Pictorial Record. Papers presented at the SCOLMA Conference 1994," African Research and Documentation , No. 68, 1995. DT19.8A35 1995, no 68.
Images of Empire: Photographic Sources for the British in Sudan. Daly, M.W. and Hogan, Jane. 2005. DT156.7 .D347 2005
Picturing Place: Photography and Geographical Imagination Schwarz, Jopan M. and Ryan, James R. 2003.TR660 .P52 2003
"Photographs" Africa South of the Sahara. (Stanford) Excellent source of links to current and historical photographs.
Check also under "Electronic Collections" for other digitized photographs.
Africa Through a Lens. British National Archives.
Africa through a lens is an online collection of thousands of images taken from a broader photographic collection of Foreign and Commonwealth Office images, held at The National Archives. Starting with some incredible early photographs from the 1860s, the images span over 100 years of African history and cover 20 countries.
The collection was brought about by the request of the Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1869. He asked governors to arrange for the taking of photographs of 'noteworthy buildings and scenery ... together with individuals of various races peculiar to the colony'. Each governor interpreted the task in his own way, which has culminated in this unique and varied collection.
The original records include what appear to be personal scrapbooks, official albums, printed pamphlets and even framed photographs and paintings. Some images are official public information shots, others are hand drawn sketches. The number of images for each country also varies, depending on how diligently the request was carried out.
Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent (University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and African Studies Program, Madison, Wisconsin)
The website offers downloadable images, sound files, and other materials on Africa drawn from contributions by UWM faculty over the last 20-30 years.
African Online Digital Library (AODL) is a portal to multimedia collections about Africa. MATRIX, working in cooperation with the African Studies Center at Michigan State University, is partnering with universities and cultural heritage organizations in Africa to build this resource.
AP Archive is the film and digital video of the Associated Press with its worldwide coverage. Available through YouTube. SEE ALSO its sister channel British Movietone which also provides historical news films. For AP photos see AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive (Emory Only) which includes historical photos back to 1840
Ross Archive of African Images (Yale) The Archive aspires to include all the figurative African objects in books, periodicals, catalogues, newspapers, and other publications appearing in 1920 and earlier - the oldest dates to 1591.
Winterton Collection of East African Photographs, 1860-1960 includes over 1,700 photographs showing life in East Africa from 1860-1960. Materials part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University.
Imperial War Museum, particularly its RESEARCH COLLECTIONS. Museum has over 11 million photos, including those from African soldiers fighting for the empire. Note you can filter results by categories found in the left column, e.g. "World War II." the Musuem has sponsered exhibits on African soldiers.
Africa Media Online. Africa Media Online is a professional marketplace based in South Africa to sell publication rights to African photos, audio files and text produced by African journalists. Over 150 000 African pictures available online. Historical photographs are included.
The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University maintains a comprehensive collection of posters published in Africa and elsewhere. The posters provide a unique resource to carry on research in a broad range of disciplines by consulting the visual image created by governments (independent and colonial) and international agencies, as well as political, labor, social, religious, educational and cultural organizations. On this web site, 366 posters, selected as a representative sampling of the collection, are available for searching and viewing.