Giulia Paoletti is a Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University in the city of New York in the Department of Art History. She is currently writing her dissertation on the early history of photography in Senegal between 1910 and 1960. Between 2006 and 2008 she collaborated with doual’art and iStrike foundation on the Ars&Urbis workshop and the Salon Urban de Douala. Since 2008, she has worked with lettera27 Foundation and the Africa Centre on the WikiAfrica project.