Olubukola A. Gbadegesin is an assistant professor in Art History and African American Studies at Saint Louis University. She has published in African Arts, History of Photography and Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Picturing Modern Selves in Colonized Places: Photography as a Strategy of Power in Lagos, Nigeria. Her broad research interests center on photography, portraiture, politics of representation, and print culture in Africa and the Diaspora.
Art history professor Olubukola Gbadegesin cautions against celebrating the recent trend of art institutions finally collecting work by Black artists.