Interview with photo retoucher and photographer Juan Stockenstroom from Cape Town, South Africa
South African photographer Pieter Hugo examines themes of home, homelessness and familial relationships throughout South Africa.
"an engagement with the failure of the South African colonial experiment and my sense of being 'colonial driftwood' ... South Africa is such a fractured, schizophrenic, … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
"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 ››
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 ››