"Portraiture" tag

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…

Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou | Demoiselles de Porto-Novo

Existing within the faded walls of a family home at the centre of one city’s complex history, these are the Demoiselles de Porto Novo. © Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou. Untitled from the series Demoiselles…

Antoine Schneck | Profiles of Mali

Antoine Schneck | Profiles of Mali

Headwear the world over is a meeting of protection from the environment and a manner of accessorising. These Malian models, as captured by French photographer Antoine Schneck, blur the line in their own…

Antoine Schneck | A Hyper-reality of Burkinabé Portraiture

French photographer Antoine Schneck stands tall in the flooded world of portraiture with his use of incredibly detailed imagery on vacant black backgrounds. Voluntary models from Burkina Faso are presented in an alternative…

Jackie Nickerson | Terrain, An Atypical View on Farming

Jackie Nickerson | Terrain, An Atypical View on Farming

Soft muted colours, abstraction, sculptural configurations, farm equipment as quasi readymades. Not exactly what you’d expect from a photo essay on agribusiness and that is exactly the point.  Terrain is meant to be…

Jackie Nickerson | Our Daily Bread

While getting ready to speak with Jackie Nickerson about ‘Terrain’ my main interests were the aesthetic and sculptural qualities of the compilation, with some inquiries orbiting the place labourers hold in national psyche. In…

Denis Rouvre | Laamb

Denis Rouvre | Laambs’ Giants of the Arena

Traditional wrestling is a west African past time. In Senegal laamb, as it is known by its Wolof name, has risen to epic heights. It’s top wrestlers are kings of the arena and…

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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