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In Rwanda and Europe, Images of Creativity and Survival

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Mugabo Still 2_featured

An intimate conversation with filmmaker Amelia Umuhire.

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The Unsung Hero of South African Photography

Andrew Tshabangu, Portrait of a Young Thwasa, from the series Bridges, 2008
Courtesy the artist and Gallery MOMO
Andrew Tshabangu, Portrait of a Young Thwasa, from the series Bridges, 2008
Courtesy the artist and Gallery MOMO

In searing and poetic images, Andrew Tshabangu chronicles Johannesburg in the age of democracy.

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Can African Critics Rewrite the Story of African Photography?

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Two writers speak about the influential role—and responsibility—of art criticism in Africa today.

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A Readymade World in the Heart of the Country

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227MAG064_Krijno_featured

In a studio outside of Cape Town, photographer Nico Krijno refashions sculpture and performance.

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In Cameroon, A New Platform for Emerging Photographers

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Rollers&Bycker_bonanjo

AMET (Elsa M’bala) speaks with Christine Eyene and Landry Mbassi about YaPhoto.

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Raw Land

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How are artists rethinking documentary in North Africa?

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Délio Jasse’s Endless Archive

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Looking to vintage photos and alternative processes, an Angolan Portuguese artist engages the infinite possibilities of an image.

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Malala Andrialavidrazana Redraws the Map

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In photographs and photomontages, the Madagascar-born artist considers the global reverberations of African culture.

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In Ghana, Visions of Queer Friendship and Love

Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016 Courtesy the artist
Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016 Courtesy the artist

Eric Gyamfi reflects on his activism, photography, and telling the stories of West Africa’s queer communities.