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African Photography: Photojournalism, Part 7

Posted in Photography  |  October 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.

African Art Outlook for October

Posted in Events  |  October 05, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in October. From Paris to Kinshasa, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of October featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

In Conversation with Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Posted in Design  |  September 21, 2019
Adebayo Oke-Lawal tells the story of a young man who was bullied and misunderstood in his youth but who has always dreamed of working in the fashion industry. With few fashion education opportunities available in Nigeria, he persevered in his goal of designing and offering his own clothes. Today he is one of Africa’s most celebrated fashion designers, using fashion to start conversation about masculinity and diversity as well as to battle stereotypes around racial identity.

African Art Outlook for September

Posted in Events  |  September 07, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in September. From Chicago to Johannesburg, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of September featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

African Photography: Documentary, Part 9

Posted in Photography  |  August 24, 2019
Today, African photographers are more interested in depicting contemporary Africans in ordinary situations. They create their unique visual language to build imagery on the complexity of daily life, using various forms of photographic practice including video, filmmaking, and multimedia installations. They are exploring the dizzying topics of urban transformation, massive migration, and social adaptation that form the realities of diverse groups across Africa.