Category Archives: Western Africa

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The Gaze on Agbogbloshie: The misrepresentation of West Africa as Dystopia

Not many of us think about digital waste but in the heart of Agbogloshie a suburb of Accra, Ghana we are faced with the consequences of electronic waste. The "Digital Dumping Ground" Agbogbloshe is the largest e-waste dump in the world. Photographer Heather Apyepong presents her latest photography project, " The Gaze of Agbogbloshie". Unlike most … Continue Reading ››
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African Masters: New Series Exploring African Creativity

" What does being African mean to today’s artists? How does their heritage and identity shape their work? Should art even be defined in this way and do artists accept being labelled or categorized? " A new series, African Masters, explores the world of African artists around the globe through a series of interviews … Continue Reading ››
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African Art in Public Health

Photo Credit: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images People gather to sounds, sights, and smells that engage our senses in unique ways. We are drawn to music we’ve never heard, motion pictures we’ve never seen, and foods we’ve never tasted. Individuals who understand how to harness the power of these forms of communication have an opportunity to influence many … Continue Reading ››