Category: Africa

Being Her(e): Meditations on African Femininities

There is an associative magic that should accompany brilliant curation. Perhaps even beyond theoretical soundness. I suspect that the interplay between Tabita Rezaire’s Sorry for Real video and Dineo Bopape’s A Silent Performance (both of which form part of Being Her(e): Meditations on African Femininities) may be a function of geography as well as...

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,...