Interviews
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Bridging Generational Worlds of Culture

How do we remember difficult pasts in contemporary society? Candice Jansen hears from Joana Choumali about bridging generational worlds of culture in her award-winning photography project about the last generation of men and…

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The Monumental Landscape: François-Xavier Gbré in conversation with Brendan Wattenberg and Emmanuel Iduma

© François-Xavier Gbré, Swimming pool III, Bamako, 2009. Courtesy of Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan.   In the summer of 2010, François-Xavier Gbré was sent to assist an eminent American photographer on a fashion…

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Chale What?

ACCRA [dot] ALT’s Sionne Neely on Ghanaian emerging practice and their synonymous Chale Wote Street Art festival. Each year the CHALE WOTE street art festival transforms old Accra into a live cultural museum,…

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Textures of Small Realities

What do  photographers  make of  vulnerability in documentary? Léonard Pongo ruminates on this and other questions with Candice Jansen in conversation about his award-winning work, The Uncanny.   © Leonard Pongo. Untitled, from…

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lettera27 & Megumi Matsubara On Language

“When we close our eyes, what do we see?”: a simple question posed by a Japanese artist opened a door to an exquisite dialogue upon language and its power to communicate. Another Africa…

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The Work of Love Radio

How do we create stories that reflect the layered complexity of societies living in the aftermath of conflict? Candice Jansen hears from Anoek Steketee, co-creator of Love Radio, an award-winning transmedia documentary project…

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Expanding intercultural dialogue in Nigeria

Marc-Andre Schmachtel on the Goethe-Institut and its commitment to intercultural exchange and local artistic discourse 2012 saw the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Goethe-Institut in Lagos, Nigeria. Originally established in 1962–two…

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The Cost of Metal

What becomes of the human toll behind the mining industry? Candice Jansen hears from Ilan Godfrey, a photographer who brings our attention to the contemporary realities of mining in a changing South Africa….

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