Gary Briechle • PDN Photo of the Day

Friday, 10 April 2015

“Aging photographers or their heirs, with few other sources of income and without access to legal advice, are under pressure to sell their collections at prices that are much too low. Some countries and cities have been more affected than others by this pressure. Franck Ogou, a curator and researcher at l’EPA, specializing in the photographic heritage of Benin, told us recently that if immediate measures are not taken to staunch sales of that country’s photographic heritage, within 3-5 years, there will be ‘nothing left.’ He means no more black and white vintage prints and negatives, dating from the pre-digital era, in his country.” Jennifer Bajorek in conversation with Marian Nur Goni and Érika Nimis • Fotota

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