A new project in Johannesburg seeks to challenge the narrow mindedness that plagues the city and instead represent it in its many different dimensions. Rendani Missblacdropp, a graphic designer and photographer, is the curator of the project “30 Days and a City”.
Black hipsters in tweed jackets and round spectacles? Trilby hats? Oversize coats? Vintage is hot in Africa right now and the continent’s fashionistas are dressing to kill. This Is Africa speaks to Namibian designer and trendsetter Loux the Vintage Guru.
An explicit homoerotic photographic exhibition of black men in the South African National Gallery hardly attracts any public attention, while governments elsewhere in Africa whip up homophobia. But South Africa itself remains full of contradictions on the issue.
Following decades of photographic misrepresentation by observers from outside the continent, African photographers are now showing the world what they see what they look through the lens. This is Africa spotlights these photographers in an ongoing series.