Herr Rui Assubuji

Einladende Institution: Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies
Aufenthalt: 20. Oktober 2014
Informationen zur Person: TP5 Gast

Rui (Carlos de Noronha) Assubuji was born the son of a civil servant in 1964 on the Island of Ibo in the Querimbas Archipelago, in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado. In 1985 he was employed as a camera assistant at TVE (now TVM), and by 1986 he was working as a camera operator there. In 1987 he completed a course in photography at CFF, directed by Ricardo Rangel. He returned to TVE in 1988 to shoot for news and documentaries, and later for advertising and marketing. In 1990 he worked for video and photographic production houses in Italy, the gallery 'Il Diafragma', and 'Photo Practica' magazine. In 1992 he returned to Maputo to work as a freelance camera operator and photographer. In 1997 he worked as a news cameraman for RTP in Maputo. He lives, works and studies in Maputo

Both a photographer and researcher on visual histories of Mozambique, Rui Assubuji is currently working in European archives. His academic base is the University of the Western Cape, Bellville/South Africa.Apart from doing many photographic exhibition and international projects; Assubuji most recently edited the Kronos edition on Mozambique: Nationalism and Historiography (with Paolo Israel and Drew Thompson). You can find the TOC here. Within the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Rui Assubuji is involved in the research of sub-project 1.

Rui Assubuji is a well-known researcher & photographer, based at UWC, where he works with Prof Patricia Hayes. At Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies , he will share his insights into our topic and work together on a joint one.