Photography

Faces of Africa from Omo Valley

Photographer, Mario Marino, took the images of several minority tribes of the Ethiopian Omo Valley in his Faces of Africa series. The tribes in the Valley have been a major source of inspiration for many photographers and it has …

Then and Now

One of the fascinating things about photography is that you get to compare how something/ someplace/ someplace  was to how they are now. Photographer, Razine Mebarki, shows us this contrast in one photograph. He transposes vintage images of locations …

Converging Territories

Lalla Essaydi is a Moroccan artist that has created an original signature of mixing photography and Arabic script and calligraphy. This 2008 series is called Converging Territories and features the traditional women of the Islamic nation of Morocco. You can …

Photo Collage by Nakeya B

New York based photographer, Nakeya B, has impressed art lovers around the globe, from designers and models to bloggers. Her work is very real – even as most of her shots have a fashion undertone, it’s not the fake …

Photographer to the Court of Benin

Solomon Alonge (1911 – 1944) was the first official local photographer of the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria. His works documented the royal lives of the Oba and his wives, including many significant occurances like visits by Queen Elizabeth (i.e. …

More of The Coiffure Project

Glenford Nunez started the Coiffure Project to showcase the natural African hair. I first featured the Coiffure Project here, but since then, many more beautiful images have been added to the collection. See them below: See more of the …

Favorite Nigerian Tumblr

Tumblr is one of the most exciting blog platforms around. You find so many obscure images on there…I even prefer it a lot more to Flickr. Also, you’ll see a lot of specialized blogs, e.g. those focused on Africa. I’m …

Yoruba African Orishas

Orishas are the Yoruba gods of practically evreything. There is one for almost every situation or state of being that you can think of, from the obscure to the famous…or infamous. Most of them are regarded as lesser gods, but …

John Hinde’s Nigerian artists

John Hinde was a photographer that, even after his death, is well known for his postcards. He travelled the world and took beautiful shots of the lives of ordinary people, using the new technology (in those days) of color photography.…

The Refutation of “Good Hair”

Photographer, Nakeya Brown, knows just how to catch your eye with a simple image of just a single woman of color. But in these series of images in The Refutation of “Good Hair”, Nakeya gives us a simple …