Category Archives: Eastern Africa

©Daniel Naudé, Group of Ankole cattle. Kiruhura district, Western Region, Uganda, 2012

Sightings of the Sacred Cattle: Daniel Naudé

South African photographer Daniel Naudé examines the relationship that cattles have in societies in Uganda and Madagascar. Current Exhibition at the Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, 10 April -24 May 2014. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm

UGANDA

©Daniel … <a href=Continue Reading ››
pointilism

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 ››
kuchu-instagram-11

Kuchus in Uganda: Double Lives

This photo essay by Daniella Zalcman portrays the dangerous lives of the LGBT community in Uganda.
These double-exposure portraits feature some of the most visible members of the LGBT rights movement—people who are defiantly public about their sexual identities and determined not to go underground. Even so, I wanted to convey that even the most … Continue Reading ››
tinga2

Feature Artist: Tanzanian Sayuki Mtindiko

Sayuki Mtindiko (b. Ndana, Tanzania) immersed himself into art early in High School quitting Secondary school in order to pursue his work. He begun his career in 1981 until his death in 2011. Sayuki was heavily influenced by the Tinga Tinga movement in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania specifically by the Mashetani style created by … Continue Reading ››
jamilia5

We The People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration

We the People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration is a fashion illustration series by Jamilla Okubo. Okubo is a textile design artist influenced from her Kenyan and Trinidadian culture. Okubo is heavily influenced by African fabrics that are seen in her artwork.
Just like quilts, I feel like I can use textiles (designing patterns) to tell stories … Continue Reading ››