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On Cowhide, Feminity and Vulnereability: Nandipha Mntambo


My intention is to explore the physical and tactile properties of hide and aspects of control that allow or prevent me from manipulating this material in the context of the female body and contemporary art. I have used cowhide as a means to subvert expected associations with corporeal presence, femininity, sexuality and vulnerability. … Continue Reading ››
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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 ››