Tag Archive: photography

Being a global Nigerian – the images of photographer Ima Mfon

“I’ve always liked photography,” says Ima Mfon, on his brave decision to quit a successful job in IT and graduate with a Masters in Photography. “I got to a point where I wasn’t… Continue reading

Ghana Street Photography

  These images will put a smile on any face. A group of snap happy London photographers – Charlie Kwai, Chris Lee and Paul Storrie – have collated street photographs taken while travelling… Continue reading

Nigerian Photographer Abraham Oghobase

Nigerian photographer Abraham Oghobase’s conceptual and experimental photography is a response to many things he says, but with one overarching theme, “purpose” and identity against the social and political developments happening within Nigeria’s… Continue reading

11 African artists to know on Instagram

Following the buzz created from February’s Social Media Week Lagos – now in its fourth year, here is my list of the most interesting African artists to follow on Instagram. Along with Tumblr… Continue reading

Documenting social inequality in Mozambique

The fluidity of power and social inequality are main drivers in Mario Macilau’s images. The Mozambique photographer’s often thematic series of images were described by London’s Saatchi gallery as ‘a narrative by means… Continue reading

Photography: Capturing life in Nigeria’s Borno State post Boko Haram

Almost two years after more than 200 girls went missing in Chibok, part of Nigeria’s Borno State, Boko Haram remains prevalent in the area. The world has moved on, but the girls remain… Continue reading

Fabrice Monteiro’s Surreal Photographs on Climate Change

Fabrice Monteiro is a Senegal based artist. His images uncanny and occasionally science fiction in nature confront the darkest parts of humanity. Check out his prophecy project – a collaboration with Senegalese costume… Continue reading

Deconstructing Dalston’s Ridley Road Market

Lorenzo Vitturi does interesting things with food. His photographs may not leave you salivating but marveling at the sculptural forms with which his compositions take. Vitturi lives near Dalston’s Ridley Road Market and… Continue reading

Modern Africa : 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair

Having already introduced some of the exhibitions that are giving a platform to contemporary African art this month, next we focus on Somerset House’s 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair running alongside Frieze Week. The name… Continue reading

South African Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa

Legendary South African Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa recently completed a solo exhibition at New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery last month. Growing up in post-apartheid South Africa, the photographer has been concerned with documenting the… Continue reading

5 of the best Art and Design blogs by African and Diaspora Artists

Often the best inspirations come from wasting time surfing the net. And there’s a lot of good stuff out there. And as is traditional this time of year, the media is salivating and… Continue reading

Quazimotto on Wax: Photographer J Quazi King

J. Quazi King is a Brooklyn based fashion and lifestyle photographer rapidly gaining a phenomenal fan base despite having started in photography just two years ago. Focusing on portraiture, the ex- fashion stylist… Continue reading

Bevan Agyemang

Take a look through the works of photographer Bevan Agyemang. The 27-year-old works for men’s online fashion store Oki-ni.com. Of Ghanaian descent his personal works express the effects of multiculturalism in self-representation and… Continue reading

Rites of Life at More London Riverside

For more than seven years Swedish photographer Anders Ryman has travelled the world documenting the rituals people take to celebrate the various stages of transitions through life. The resulting product has been turned… Continue reading

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

This is an exhibition that actually took place last month at Rivington Place but the collection has now been digitised for online viewing. A very macabre and grim experience but well worth taking… Continue reading

Why Cameras? Not Bread? Photography Exhibition

A new exhibition at London’s Strand aims to give a glimpse of Africa through children’s eyes. By giving children living in Zambia cameras to capture aspects of their everyday life, South Korean Cumca project… Continue reading