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August 2016

African Photography: Fashion Photography, Part 1

Posted in Photography  |  August 27, 2016
In the 1990s, fashion photography started to become popular amongst African photographers. Interested by this genre, they developed an aesthetic in which a lifestyle was enhanced by a storytelling comprised of the subject, location, clothing, and hairstyle. Precursors such as Okhai Ojeikere paved the way for the greats of today by documenting the femininity and beauty of African women.

African Photography: Photojournalism, Part 5

Posted in Photography  |  August 13, 2016
In the 1990s, with riots sweeping the black townships in South Africa, an increasing number of white photojournalists started to expose the brutality of apartheid alongside black photographers. They put themselves in danger, being arrested several times, in order to cover the chaotic reality and fight for what they believed in.

African Art Outlook for August

Posted in Events  |  August 06, 2016
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in August. From Cape Town to Salzburg, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of August featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.