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June 2018

African Photography: Fashion Photography, Part 3

Posted in Photography  |  June 30, 2018
Today, a new generation of African photographers capture images of young Africans remaking their sense of identity through style. They are documenting the energy of the continent by creating a perfect synergy between fashion and pop culture. They often zoom in on local communities to understand their rituals and symbols, evoking thoughts of cultural preservation. They take a contemporary approach to storytelling, reimagining a narrative that combines traditional aesthetics with fashion.

Five of the Most Creative African Textile Designers

Posted in Design  |  June 23, 2018
With the growing interest for African art in general, it is natural to see the resurgence of textile design from the continent. In particular, West African textiles are making an impact in Western markets due to the global demand for sustainable products. African fabrics, with their bold and colorful patterns, are gradually making their way into designer collections.

African Art Outlook for June

Posted in Events  |  June 02, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in June. From Douala to Washington, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of June featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.