Photography

Ghosts of Badagry

Daniel Obasi | 2016 My ghosts are not gone, they come here and make jokes with the waves about the life i live Carelessly twisting the beautiful midnight tunes, that help my gentle soul sleep. But welcome to my dream, …

BEAUTIFUL: The Book

This BEAUTIFUL picture book by Mario Epanya is captivating in its simplicity and detail. Epanya celebrates black female beauty with these portraits, and we are loving it! Please read the press release below. Press Release BEAUTIFUL is a celebration of …

Nubian Portraits

Last year, Ugandan photographer Papa Shabani completed an Artist-In-Residence tenure at Kuona Trust Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. During his time in Nairobi, he interacted with, and photographed, elders of the unrecognised Nubian community. He aimed to say tell their …

Are We Good Enough

Somehow, you don’t realise how much headgear is a part of the male Nigerian’s wardrobe; there’s usually one for every traditional outfit, and it’s usually handmade and intricate. We’ve never really given much thought about what these caps mean for …

Nairobi’s Kabangu

When we were looking at these pictures (after first finding them), a passer-by literally stopped and we started talking about how good the photographer was, how old school the hip-hop was, and how ridiculously funny but adorable the styling was. …

Ya Kala Ben

Photographer, Namsa Leuba, visited Conakry, Guinea in 2011 to photograph sacred ritual artifacts that were part of Guinean traditional ceremonies. Namsa¬†shared that in some cases, she was met with astonishment, fear and disapproval as she tried to ‘touch …

Transitions

These images by South African photographer, Andile Buka, are so simple, but so creative. Andile shoots the front of houses in Johannesburg, with one bike setting up shop literally at their doorstops. The series is called Transitions, and …

Zulu Kids

Namsa Leuba photographs Zulu Kids in this adoring series. The kids range from cute toddlers to adolescents looking like they are ready to take on the world. It is quite jarring though, to see these kids in full traditional Zulu …

Segregation Story

Gordon Parks paved the way for a lot of African-Americans in the areas of photography and film. He was the first African-American to work at LIFE magazine and to direct a feature length movie, the popular Shaft. His most …

Looking at Africa through Yannis Davy’s Lens

It’s encouraging to see how much Africans have continued to do more in the creative industry. And more so when we see young people like Yannis Davy discovering a love for their craft, and pushing themselves to grow and do …