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March 2017

African Photography: Artistic Photography, Part 2

Posted in Photography  |  March 18, 2017
In the 1990s, the influence of conceptual art gravitated toward many African artists, especially among artists working with performance and installation. Some of them, who did not describe themselves as photographers, started to use photography to document their performances or capture their installations. Most of them were born after the years of independence in the 1960s. They gained an international visibility in the art world with work that describes a contemporary Africa.

African Photography: Social Documentary, Part 4

Posted in Photography  |  March 11, 2017
In the 2000s, many photographers in Africa embraced the social documentary form with the aim to tell the story of people forgotten by society. With some photographic projects covering several years, they have devoted considerable energy to explore the daily life of their subjects. Their photo essays have each taken up themes of urban transformations, political transitions, and social changes within Africa. Today, they continue to photograph not just in Africa, but all across the world.

African Art Outlook for March

Posted in Events  |  March 04, 2017
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in March. From Shanghai to San Francisco, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of March featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.