Natures Embrace

Elisabeth Sunday searches the African continent to portray those who live in tune with the natural world in its most uninhibited form We are all a part of nature’s web. Society and culture…


The Allure of Beastly Beings

The photographic journey of Phyllis Galembo captures the human fascination with disguise and the value of animal form in theatrical ritual © Phyllis Galembo. Giraffes, Jacmel, Haiti, 1998.   Whether you open a book, gaze upon a…


Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases 3 Years, 3 Continents, 3 Venues

[L] Zanele Muholi, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2011. [R] Collen Mfazwe, August House, Johannesburg, 2012. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York.   Zanele Muholi is an activist…


Along the Constant Horizon: The Territories of Mame-Diarra Niang

In questioning the landscape, I am questioning myself on the landscape. I try to find myself on it. What makes me, and where I come from. This means I don’t see structures as…


Photography and Translation

Does image-making serve the preservation of oral tradition? Candice Jansen hears from Patrick Willocq, a photographer documenting a once ephemeral ritual of the Walé in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   © Patrick Willocq….


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…


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…


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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