africa

2020 vision

20 photographers capturing the beauty of modern Africa to follow in 2020

Ghanaian art and culture platform Manju Journal curate a selection of up-and-coming photographers you need to follow on Instagram.
Manju Journal
Ryan White
5.1.20
Culture

Introducing the stylish taxi bikers of Kinshasa

Part extra-legal solution to chronic traffic problems, part gang of freewheeling sartorial renegades, the Wewa are a distinctive, and dapper, fixture of the Congolese capital city.
Mahoro Seward
12.2.19
Fashion

this photographer documents the fashionable twins of nigeria

Stephen Tayo explores the duality of twinship through his raw images.
Sarah Moroz
8.8.19
Art

what do we mean when we say ‘auntie’?

A new exhibition is an attempt to add depth and understanding to the colloquialism.
André-Naquian Wheeler
12.3.18
News

what's a pith helmet and why is melania trump wearing one in kenya?

Twitter called out the First Lady for her highly inappropriate accessory.
Nicole DeMarco
10.5.18
Photography

ruth ossai's vibrant studio portraits celebrate nigerian tradition

The young photographer takes influence from traditional Nollywood movies and old Igbo gospel videos — even when she's collaborating with Miu Miu or Kenzo.
Sarah Moroz
9.25.18
Fashion

the folklore lets you shop africa's coolest cult brands

Amira Rasool's new online retail concept aims to give African and diaspora designers more than just attention.
Hannah Ongley
9.13.18
Fashion

backstage photos of lagos fashion week reveal a scene on the rise

Welcome to the epicenter of African fashion.
Briony Wright & Irene Ojo-Felix
3.28.18
Fashion

daniel obasi's fashion film explores being 'alien' in nigeria

The photographers afrofuturistic short, 'An Alien in Town' illuminates how African fashion and culture are perceived by foreigners.
Amira Rasool
2.6.18
Photography

an ambitious documentary photo project traces lgbtq africans in the diaspora

Mikael Owunna’s ‘Limit(less) Africans’ is a stunning visual tapestry of queer Africans’ styles, expressions, and communities.
Jacqueline Lara
12.14.16
Photography

namsa leuba's bright portraits splice guinean spirituality and fashion

"Women have their place now. We show another sensibility and point of view of the images."
Sarah Moroz
11.29.16
Culture

powerful photos exploring albino identity in sub-saharan africa

Ugandan photographer Sarah Waiswa documents a woman’s defiance in the face of discrimination in her award-winning series "Stranger in a Familiar Land.”
Sarah Moroz
7.28.16
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