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In Conversation with Iké Udé

Publié dans Photography  |  avril 24, 2021
Iké Udé wants to beautify Africa to the world, one portrait at a time. Throughout his colorful career, the artist has found creative ways to reject the stereotypes and negative portrayal of Africans rampant in Western media. His work initiates a cross-cultural dialogue on pertinent issues in society and cultural decay. Reviewing his main works, he shares evocative portraits that blend clothing, props and poses from many cultures at once into sharp takes on the varied, complex beauty of Africa.

African Photography: Street Photography, Part 6

Publié dans Photography  |  juillet 18, 2020
Street photography is a reflection of the urban landscape, presenting mirror images of a society and its people. With their own style and creativity, street photographers open a window into a particular place and time. Today, they are capturing the weird and wonderful moments of life as they unfold around them. They use their own time to pursue a passion of documenting the street, which become a generous and vibrant stage for them.

African Photography: Photojournalism, Part 8

Publié dans Photography  |  novembre 16, 2019
Since digital cameras have become more accessible, various African countries have seen a surge in the number of local photographers in the field. In a time where African photographers are rejecting decades of stereotypes, they are reshaping the photojournalism world by reclaiming the representation of their continent through their own stories. They have kept pace with the digital revolution, embracing the power of social media while facing challenges specific to Africans.

In Conversation with Lorna Simpson

Publié dans Photography  |  octobre 26, 2019
Lorna Simpson talks to Frieze about her life and work in her Brooklyn studio. Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s through her pioneering approach to conceptual photography, which featured striking juxtapositions of text and staged images and raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history. These concerns are reflected in the artist’s expanding and increasingly multi-disciplinary practice today.

African Photography: Photojournalism, Part 7

Publié dans Photography  |  octobre 12, 2019
South African photographers today live in a previously divided country that still is under construction in the aftermath of the apartheid. They are documenting different aspects of living in communities, villages, and cities on a continent that have gone through many changes and still struggle with complex sociopolitical issues. These photographers explore aspects of justice, violence, social issues, and the struggle or motivation to survive in a place with a broken history that is changing today.