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Urban Africa

Urban Africa is a popular Flickr group that showcases growing urban life in various African cities. There is a tendency to portray African landscape as bare and the focus is primarily on wildlife. This group is a much needed breath of fresh air, showcasing the African metropolis - highlighting modern…
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The Story of Kakenya

An animation for Vital Voices, an organisation working globally for women's independence. This film tells the childhood story of Kakenya Ntaiya, a Masai woman who negotiated herself out of an arranged marriage and convinced her village to collect money for her to study in the USA. She has since returned…
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Lulu Kitololo

Lulu Kitololo is a storyteller and ideamonger, using any medium necessary. That usually involves design and art direction but also illustration, writing, facilitating workshops, giving talks, and taking full advantage of that beautiful playground called the internet, any chance she gets! Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Lulu studied Communications…
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The Samburu

Found through Africa.Visual.Media. The Samburu is a series of photographs taken by Lyle Owerko, a photojournalist based in New York City. His project features exquisite portraits of "the butterfly people". Owerku has an extensive portfolio traveling around the world taking astonishing photographs for NGO's and human rights groups. Please visit…
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Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu is an African artist renowned for her haunting and dramatic female figures. An artist from Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu creates painted and collaged images of the female body offering a commentary on feminist and racial issues such as the history of women's representation, cultural migration, global identity, colonial legacies,…
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