Marilyn Nance is an American visual artist and photographer.
As indicated on the artist's website : « Marilyn Nance has produced exceptional photographs of unique moments in the cultural history of the United States and the African Diaspora, and possesses an archive of images of late 20th century African American life. »
In addition to her photography work, Nance has been involved in using the Internet has a broadcasting, communicating and archiving tool.
One of her most important body of work is the documentation of the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, also known as FESTAC’77. This work has been published by Fourthwall Books in association with CARA (The Center for Art, Research and Alliances) an emergent arts nonprofit, research center, and publisher based in New York, USA under the title "Last Days in Lagos" (2022).
© Portrait taken from the artist's Linktree page
Presentation by Fourthwall Books: " A focused study on a singular African American photographer, through an archival encounter with her documentation of the landmark FESTAC'77 festival. From January 15 to February 12, 1977, more than 15,000 artists, intellectuals and performers from 55 nations worldwide gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the Second World...