Category Archives: Photography

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2014 Lagos Photo Festival

So much goodness this month in Lagos, Nigeria where the LagosPhoto Foundation kicked of its month long celebration of African creativity and photography. This year marks the fifth aniversary of the Lagos photography festival featuring artists and outdoor installations from around the continent. © Ade AdekolaContinue Reading ››
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On Street Photography: Barry Christianson

  "What I love about photography is that once you get behind the lens of a camera the world becomes very different. Mundane, boring streets become interesting. Sometimes beautiful but at least interesting. And then there’s the part where you get to translate what you see into a picture."

- Barry Christianson Photographer

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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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Explorations in Black Hair and Self-Perception

New Works by artist Nakeya B.
"My photographs examine the multiplicity of African –American hair through presenting it in various states whether braided, weaved, straightened, or natural. I am intrigued by its ability to communicate dual messages about a woman’s relationship to herself and to society at large. I often employ the female figure and … 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 ››