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The Camera Never Lies?

A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along Lindo Beach, near Mogadishu, on August 8, 2013. Muslims worldwide were celebrating the holiday Eid Al-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan. It is said that the camera doesn’t lie. In a split second, photographing a boy walking on...

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...

Emmanuel Jambo: East African Son

A dark room, a wedding, a retired photographer and a magazine editor changed 35-year-old Sudanese Emmanuel Jambo’s life. In another life, Jambo would have been a basketball player like his childhood friend, Luol Deng, an NBA Chicago Bulls basketball player, also from Sudan. Jambo’s first interaction with photography...

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...