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Juan Stockenstroom: Digital Retouching and Photography

Interview with photo retoucher and photographer Juan Stockenstroom from Cape Town, South Africa


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Most photo retouchers have a bad reputation for setting impossible beauty standards for the world, do you think this criticism is fair? How is the work that you do similar … Continue Reading ››

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Discovering Photography: Chadian photographer Abdoulaye Barry

Pêcheurs de nuit (Night Fishermen) series taken on Lake Chad
I was fascinated by photography from a very early age. As a child, I was struck by the mystery behind the reproduction of images. My friends from my neighbourhood and I used to go to the “Normandie”, “Vog” or “Rio” cinemas to collect the worn-out and … Continue Reading ››
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The Untold Renaissance: Textiles, Art and Reimagining the Past

The Untold Renaissance. This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an … Continue Reading ››
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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops.
philip kwame apagya's formal portraits in front of commissioned painted backgrounds seem to be suspended between realism and a sort of naïvité, they are both unreal and hyperealistic: the dreams of african people are put on … Continue Reading ››
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Pointilism by Beth Kimwele

Beth Kimwele is a Kenyan artists that works mostly in oil and canvas. She graduated from Kenyatta University in 1989 where she specialized in graphics and paintings and developed her work in pointillism and abstract styles. The focus of her work mainly deals with the working lives and culture of women. pointilism4Continue Reading ››