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Pioneer Mozambique artist Valente Malangatana

"much more than a creator, much more than an artist- [Valente Malangatana is ] someone who demonstrates that there is a universal language, the language of art, which allows us to communicate a message of peace, of refusal of war."

-  UNESCO's Director-General Federico Mayor

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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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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 ››