Teju Cole’s powers of observation and analysis underpin his unique gifts as an essayist, but his forte lies in his ability to be a stranger everywhere. This ability to maintain a certain critical distance from a place when writing about it is central to his skill. In this review of Known and Strange Things, Jeremy Klemin analyses the perpetual stranger in Cole.
The ongoing ‘Making Africa’ design exhibition in Barcelona, Spain showcases the work of over 120 African artists and creators working in architecture, arts, fashion, film, photography and other fields.
In his forthcoming exhibition in South Africa, photographer, Justin Dingwall, will be showcasing photos from his body of work, ‘Albus’, a collection that celebrates and challenges perceptions about albinism in Africa.
Black Portraiture[s] III: The African Influence is the seventh conference in a series of conversations about imaging the black body. It offers a forum that gives artists, activists, and scholars from around the world an opportunity to share ideas from historical topics to current research on the 40th anniversary of Soweto.
Chances are you know about the Paris or Milan Fashion Week, but did you know about the International Festival of African Fashion in Niger? Spanish photographer Héctor Mediavilla went to Niger to explore what fashion means for people in one of the least developed countries in the world.
The 21st century brought with it a whole new set of everyday habits facilitated by the mass distribution of technology (digital cameras and then smart phones) and communication (e-mails then social media platforms). The fact that every Sudanese family has relatives outside Sudan has necessitated the use of these platforms and technologies to engage and stay up to date.
African photography is on the rise. Following decades of photographic misrepresentation by observers from outside the continent, African photographers are now showing the world what they see through their lens. This is Africa spotlights them in a series of interviews.