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May 2016

African Photography: Social Documentary, Part 2

Posted in Photography  |  May 28, 2016
In the 1980s, the emergence of worldwide disasters pushed several photographers to embrace more social topics related to health such as pandemic and famine. In the awake of AIDS, they participated to various projects and programmes to document the impact of the disease on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination. Their photographs act as a reminder that the struggle is not over yet.

African Photography: Social Documentary, Part 1

Posted in Photography  |  May 21, 2016
In the 1970s, some South African photographers allegedly embraced the social documentary style to challenge reductive images of the anti-apartheid struggle. Using a narrative mode, they explored the everyday realities of their communities without abstracting the emotion from the overarching political context of apartheid. Some photographic narratives were unapologetically brutal in response to the regime’s propaganda while others avoided the exclamatory by depicting the effects of oppression.

African Art Outlook for May

Posted in Events  |  May 07, 2016
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in May. From Dakar to New York, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of May featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.