Photography

Western Sahara: The Last Colony

Western Sahara is not a United Nations – recognized country. But they’ve been fighting to be for decades. In fact, they are officially the last colony in Africa! With a small population of about 500,000, more than one-fifths of them …

Sierra Leone: Mambu Bayoh

Sierra Leonean photographer, Mambu Bayoh, was one of the first photographers I found when I just started blogging. Some of his works have fuelled my love for photography over these few years. I notice he’s partial to the Black …

Senegal: Senegal Stills

French photographer, Christophe Negrel, takes such lovely real photographs of Senegal. From images of young men participating in the popular wrestling sports, to stealing pictures of walker-bys, this series is just real. And that is where its beauty lies.…

Nigeria: Postcards from Nigeria

John Hinde was a talented photographer who earned his fame in the ‘40s and ‘50s, especially with his work in colour photography, right when colour was a new thing. He travelled the world and took some amazing photographs, producing them …

Mali: The Women of Peul

Italian photographer, Roberto Nencini, travelled to Mali and took the opportunity to photograph daily community life of the women of the Peul tribe. He expressed fascination with their colourful tribal jewelry and their way of life. These beautiful words …

Ethiopia: Of Omo Valley

Photographer, Heida Helgadottir, takes these absolutely stunning black and white images of real women and children in the South of Ethiopia, specifically the Omo Valley. I can’t explain how a black and white image can look so rich, but …

Eritrea: 1936

Ace photographer, commonly known as Mariotto52, has shared with us these lovely vintage portraits of people taken in Eritrea in the 1930s. There are many reasons why I love these portriats, and not least of them are the subtle …

Djibouti: Djibouti, Edition Delroisse

Djibouti is a small country by the horn of Africa. You never really hear anything about it though, maybe because of it’s size. But thanks to Edition Delroisse, we see a little bit more. Edition Delroisse was a publisher in …

Democratic Republic of Congo: War on Pink

Photographer, Richard Mosse, captures images of Eastern Congo in the midst of war and violence. But he does it so differently! He has used military air-surveillance equipment to capture the Republic of Congo such that every green is now …

Cape Verde: Colours

When you think of Africa, I bet you probably never think of this little island called Cape Verde. I know I never did, at least not until recently. It’s pretty easy to overlook the little island (which is actually …