Slide and Photo Resources
The best source for inexpensive, quality slides and photos is CIDA, the Canadian International Development Agency. Currently slides cost $2 each. You can call, write, or fax CIDA requesting particular series (e.g., shots of the capital of Ghana, Kenyan village life, a Koranic school). A contact sheet of slides on a selected topic can be ordered for $14, which then allows you to select those you most want. (Costs are quoted in Canadian dollars.) Ask how long an order will take; usually this will be around two weeks. If you would like, when ordering, ask if they can give you a brief caption (e.g., “Nairobi” for your slides).
David Barbour, Photo Editor
200 Promenade du Portage
Hull, Quebec K1A OG4
CIDA’s photo library also covers Asia and Latin America and perhaps now eastern Europe as well.
Other quality relatively inexpensive photo sources:
- The Maryknoll Order
P.O. Box 308
Maryknoll, NBY 10545-0308
(covers Asia and Latin America as well)
- National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian
(photo collection extends well beyond art to society as a whole)
- AfricaFocus, Sights and Sounds of a Continent University of Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Program and the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library