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Limit(less): LGBTQ Africans of the Diaspora

Nigerian-American photographer Mikael Owunna’s project Limit(less) is helping redefine what it is to be African for LGBTQ Africans in Europe and North America. Born in the United States to a Nigerian father and Nigerian-Swedish mother, Owunna spent most of his life outside of Nigeria but was sent back after he was...

All Eyes On Me: John Edmonds

“Johns Edmonds is a gifted young artist with a penetrating eye. With an insight and subtle aesthetic understanding, he uses a gentle lens to capture the performative gesture of young men on the streets of America. His beautiful, subtly complex compositions re-imagines and redefines the black man subject.”...

Changing Focus: Rwanda’s Jacques Nkinzingabo

Recovering from something as horrific as the 1994 Rwandan Genocide is a long and arduous process, but a young photographer from Kigali named Jacques Nkinzingabo – whose father was killed during the genocide, just a week after his birth – is using his camera to try change focus. In...

Harsh Realities Of Rural African Life

Irish photographer Kenneth O’Halloran, working with the non-profit organization Self Help Africa, visited rural areas in Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Togo to capture the realities of life in smallholder farming communities – under the threat of climate change, some of the world’s most vulnerable peoples. David...

Ruth Ossai: Igbo/Yorkshire Warrior/Photographer

Nigeria-born freelance photographer and youth worker Ruth Ossai refers to herself as an “Igbo/Yorkshire warrior” – a title which celebrates her dual heritage as a strong and fearless Igbo woman now living in England’s West Yorkshire. “I’m really infatuated by the way in which photography can tell stories,...