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Juan Stockenstroom: Digital Retouching and Photography

Interview with photo retoucher and photographer Juan Stockenstroom from Cape Town, South Africa


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Most photo retouchers have a bad reputation for setting impossible beauty standards for the world, do you think this criticism is fair? How is the work that you do similar … Continue Reading ››

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Discovering Photography: Chadian photographer Abdoulaye Barry

Pêcheurs de nuit (Night Fishermen) series taken on Lake Chad
I was fascinated by photography from a very early age. As a child, I was struck by the mystery behind the reproduction of images. My friends from my neighbourhood and I used to go to the “Normandie”, “Vog” or “Rio” cinemas to collect the worn-out and … Continue Reading ››
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On defining African Contemporary Art: Emeka Okereke

"If there is anything like contemporary African art, it is those creations that are cognisant of this element of spontaneity and improvisation, which tends to work with, and draw from it the possibility of alternative forms and aesthetics. Therefore “being African” is to blur the lines between possible and impossible rendering the very state of … Continue Reading ››
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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops.
philip kwame apagya's formal portraits in front of commissioned painted backgrounds seem to be suspended between realism and a sort of naïvité, they are both unreal and hyperealistic: the dreams of african people are put on … Continue Reading ››