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Fabrice Monteiro | A Beautiful Nightmare

Fabrice Monteiro | Marron, A Beautiful Nightmare on Shackles & Slavery

Marron, is a beautiful nightmare. A photographic re-enactment of one of the horrors of slavery – the shackle. The devices depicted are based on historical documentation of these savage devices used to subdue,…

Hamba Khale Baba, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba.

Hamba Kahle Baba, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba.

A tribute and letter of farewell. Hamba kahle Baba. Go well Father. Portrait of Nelson Mandela from 21 Icons. © Adrian Steirn and courtesy 21 Icons | South Africa.   Queuing at the…

Athi-Patra Ruga | Azania Must Go Pagan

Studio Visit in Azania with Athi-Patra Ruga

The future holds an exotic interest for artist Athi-Patra Ruga. Athi’s fate is one governed by classical forms of camp and the spirits of utopia; another dimension in which a Xhosa traditionalist and…

Featured | Jean-Claude Moschetti | Volta Noire

Jean-Claude Moschetti | The Vibrant Otherworldly Masqueraders of Burkina Faso

Costumes and mask have come to be emblematic of popular culture and mass consumption. It’s true in the West, and certainly so in North America. Panic typically strikes when a friend hosts the…

Jean-Claude Moschetti | Magic on Earth

Jean-Claude Moschetti | Magic on Earth

Deep within the embrace of the forest there exists a mysterious presence. The natural world offers an abundance of knowledge that surpasses what can be seen, glimmering just beneath the surface. The familiar…

Ian Engelbrecht | Seed Of Memory

Ian Engelbrecht | Tripping Down Memory Lane

A generational relic found in so many South African homes is the ‘Kist’; a chest used for storing linens and clothes. In my childhood home it was used to store porcelain clowns and…

Trine Lindegaard | Mind(s) The Credibility Gap

Trine Lindegaard | Mind(s) The Credibility Gap

The whole lot becomes some ugly and ignoble affair; every designer ‘inspired by Africa’ a lightly concuss character immunised against contact on the intuition level. The mass clamor of grand sighs on how…

Expanding the African Photographic Archive

What Can These Photographs Tell Us?

Photography from and about Africa is gaining interest and scholarship judging from the turn out at the one day symposium Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, held this past November, 2012…

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