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Tam Fiofori Photograph

Photographer:
Fiofori, Tam  Search this
Names:
Erediauwa, King of Benin, 1923-2016  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black and white, 25.5 x 38 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1979
Summary:
This collection is comprised of a 1979 photograph by Tam Fiofori of Oba Erediauwa's Coronation in Nigeria.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of a 1979 photograph by Tam Fiofori of Oba Erediauwa's Coronation in Nigeria.
Biographical / Historical:
Tam Fiofori (1942-) is a Nigerian documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, critic and media cconsultant. He is known for chronicling Nigeria's history and creating films about the Nigerian artists Biodun Olaku, J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere and Olu Amoda. His work has been shown in Africa, Europe and the United States and he has received numerous awards, including those from the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA), iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, and Music in Africa.
Provenance:
Donated by Tam Fiofori, October 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Coronations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Tam Fiofori Photograph, EEPA 2017-008, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2017-008
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2017-008

Barbara Blackmun Collection

Photographer:
Blackmun, Barbara Winston  Search this
Names:
Erediauwa, King of Benin, 1923-2016  Search this
Extent:
1,469 Color slides
Culture:
Edo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Nigeria
Ife (Nigeria)
Africa
Benin
Date:
circa 1969-1994
Summary:
The collection includes 1,469 color slides (35mm) which were taken in Nigeria from circa 1964-1994, and focus on ancestral altars; artists; art objects in museums, including bronze plaques and carved ivory tusks; ceremonies and festivals, including the Igue and Ewere Festivals, and the Emobo, Otue, Olokun, title-taking, and Blackmun's initation ceremonies; and people, including Oba Erediauwa and chiefs Eribo, Ero, Esogban, Ezomo, Ohanmu and Osaigeide; and street and landscape scenes in Benin City, Ife, Lagos, Ishiago, and Mbarri, Owerri, Owo, among other locations in Nigeria.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes 1,469 color slides (35mm) which were taken in circa 1969 to 1994, and focus on African art objects, prominent people, especially chiefs, festivals and ceremonies, and landscape and street scenes in Nigeria, including Benin City, Ife, Ishiago, Jeronimos, Lagos, Mbari, Oshagbe, Owerri, Owo, Oyo, and Udu.

Many of the images are of art objects in museums, particularly in the Jos Museum, the Owo Museum, the Benin Museum, the Lagos Museum, the Ife Palace Museum, and the University of Ife Museum. The objects include altar stands, armlets, bells, bowls, boxes, bracelets, figures, Oko (flutes), ivory gongs, Ikengobos, masks, motif drawings, pendants, plaques, regalia, salt cellars, staffs, stools, and carved ivory tusks.

People depicted include the Oba Erediauwa, and the chiefs Eribo, Ero, Esogban, Ezomo, Ohanmu and Osaigeide. The collection also documents ceremonies and festivals, including the Igue and Ewere Festivals, and the Emobo, Otue, and Olokun ceremonies as well as Ineh Isienmwenro's title-taking, and Blackmun's initation.
Arrangement:
Arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Museum Objects (747 slides), 1979-1994

Series 2: Ceremonies (227 slides), circa 1969-1994

Series 3: People (354 slides), circa 1969-1994

Series 4: Landscape and Street Scenes (141 slides), circa 1969-1994
Biographical / Historical:
African art historian Barbara Winston Blackmun (1928-) is a specialist in Nigerian antiquities, particularly Nok terracottas, the bronzes of Ile Ife, and the bronzes and ivories of the Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria. She earned her BFA at UCLA (1949), MA at Arizona State University (1971), and Doctor of Philosophy in Art History at UCLA (1984).

Over her career, Blackmun's research has included fieldwork in Malawi (1964-1969) and research of Ife antiquities with Frank Willett (1978-79) and various collections on Benin antiquities in the U.K., U.S., Europe, and Africa (1980-present). Recipient of a Fulbright (1981-1982) and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant (1994), she conducted field work at the Oba's court in Benin City, Nigeria. Additionally, she has published numerous exhibition catalogs and articles in journals such as African Arts.

Blackmun taught art history at the Malawi Polytechnic College, Blantyre, (1965—1969), San Diego Mesa College (at which she is Professor Emeritus) (1971—2010), University of California, San Diego (1987, 2008, 2004), and UCLA (1987, 2000), among other places. She also curated and acted as a curatorial consultant of African art collections at numerous institutions, including Mesa College, the San Diego Museum of Art (2010), Chicago Field Museum (1990—1993), Chicago Art Institute (1994, 2006—2008), Detroit Institute of Art (2002—2010), Museum fuer Voelkerkunde, Vienna (2003—2008), and the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin (2003—2008).

Her committee work includes serving as National Program Director for the African American Institute, Malawi (1968—1969), a member of the Education Council, Contemporary Arts Committee, San Diego Museum of Art (1975—1978), a board member of the San Diego Mesa College Foundation (1983-) and the African and African-American Studies Research Center, University of California, San Diego, and Chair of the African Arts Council, San Diego Museum of Art.
Provenance:
Donated by Monica Blackmun Visona, 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details. Items 1234-1256 restricted. Available to view onsite only.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Altars  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Barbara Blackmun Collection, EEPA 2016-012, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2016-012
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Barbara Blackmun Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2016-012
Online Media:

Climbing and crossing the bridge : the Oba, Isekherhe and Ogiamien / Tam Fiofori

Author:
Fiofori, Tam  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2011
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
DT515.45.B56 F56 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038836

A new oba for old Benin / Tam Fiofori

Author:
Fiofori, Tam  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2011
Topic:
Coronations  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
DT515.45.B56 F56 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038837

Photographic representations of the Oba in the contemporary art of the Benin Kingdom / Joseph Nevadomsky

Author:
Nevadomsky, Joseph  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016  Search this
Akenzua II Oba of Benin 1899-1978  Search this
Type:
Articles
Portraits
Place:
Nigeria
Benin City
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2015
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .C758
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1064486

Another great Oba for old Benin = Un autre grand Oba pour un ancien Benin / by Tam Fiofori

Title:
Autre grand Oba pour un ancien Benin
Author:
Fiofori, Tam  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ewuare II Oba of Benin Coronation  Search this
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Coronations  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Succession  Search this
Call number:
DT515 .A384
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112811

Naming and framing the Benin objects / Staffan Lundén

Author:
Lundén, Staffan  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
MacGregor, Neil 1946- Views on Benin art  Search this
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016 Views on Benin art  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Place:
Nigeria
Benin City
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2016
Topic:
Art thefts  Search this
British Punitive Expedition, 1897--Trophies  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Appreciation  Search this
Prices  Search this
Valuation  Search this
Publishing  Search this
Terminology  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .L896 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085616

Tradition in the service of modern society in the Nigerian context / being a lecture delivered by Omo N'Oba N'Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Erediauwa, CFR, Oba of Benin

Author:
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016  Search this
Host institution:
University of Benin Centre for Social, Cultural, and Environmental Research  Search this
Physical description:
27 pages ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1982
Topic:
Tradition (Philosophy)  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1066391

Redeeming the image of the Benin monarchy and people / Tam Fiofori

Author:
Fiofori, Tam  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie 1911-1994  Search this
Green, J. A (Jonathan Adagogo)) 1873-1905  Search this
Akenzua II Oba of Benin 1899-1978  Search this
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016  Search this
Type:
Articles
Portraits
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
TR680 .S73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082074

Photographing the Oba of Benin / George Osodi

Author:
Osodi, George 1974-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Osodi, George 1974-  Search this
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Portraits
Date:
2017
Call number:
TR680 .S73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082080

Coronation ceremonies of Oba Erediauwa / Tam Fiofori

Author:
Fiofori, Tam  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Erediauwa King of Benin 1923-2016 Coronation  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2011
Call number:
DT515.45.B56 F56 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038834

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