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Délio Jasse’s Endless Archive

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

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

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Learning From Addis Ababa

Aida Muluneh, founder of the Addis Foto Fest, speaks about how education plays a central role in connecting African photographers.

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Through the Lens

In Bamako, a group of young photographers engage a changing city.

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Between Two Worlds

In poetic, politically charged images and videos, Zineb Sedira confronts the recent history of North Africa.

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Screen Legends

South Africa’s new media artists are transforming the digital world.

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Camerawork Now

For Akinbode Akinbiyi, new technologies have helped and hindered the development of photography in Africa.

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The Lives of Samuel Fosso

The acclaimed photographer pushes self-portraiture into new realms of gender-bending theatricality.