Category Archives: Western Africa

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Afripedia: Africa’s contemporary culture scene

Our friends at Stocktown recently launched a brand new project that we are ecstatic about. Roving throughout the continent this series hopes to captures Africa's full range of cultural and artistic scenes. Afripedia is an on-going documentary-project covering Africa’s contemporary culture scene. It covers the most significant and prominent creators in the cultural sphere, celebrating … Continue Reading ››
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François-Xavier Gbré: Bamako, Architecture, Photography and Change

Bamako is full of contrasts and contradictions. It’s a huge village. Tradition holds a very important place and the youth resolutely aspires to modernity. To me, visually speaking, Bamako is an open-air installation. I love its light, its river, its hills, its new tarmacked avenues that suddenly turn into little bumpy roads.... I use … Continue Reading ››

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Space and Modernism in Ghanaian Architecture

Commissioned work by South African freelance photographer Alexia Webster.  This particular series is spellbounding in the way that it captures public spaces in Urban Africa.  The series provokes the viewer to reinterpret architectural structures and you feel as though you are caught in between the present, past and future where the objects in the … Continue Reading ››
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Photography, Mosquito Nets and the Fragility of Life

Photographer, Harandane Dicko, brings us an ingenious photographic series, simply and aptly called LA MOUSTIQUAIRE (The Mosquito Net). In areas of Africa where malaria is common, mosquito nets have literarily been saving lives. Harandane uses this simple but powerful tool to artistically depict the ‘fragility of life’. The series is shot … Continue Reading ››