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Get Your Hair Did

April 30, 2010

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Hair is an art form that has and continues to be an important part of self adornment throughout Africa. In fact, it is even bling at times when used to show social status, wealth and power in a particular society. The intricacies of this world and its techniques include everything from threading, braiding, twisting, cutting to shavin

Give Me A Higher Love

April 29, 2010

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Think Masai warrior doing the Adumu, jump dance x androgynous lean black silhouettes. Lest I say any more, we will let these pictures tell their thousand words.

This Is Not Fashion

April 29, 2010

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Farm, a photographic series by Jackie Nickerson produced during a three year sojourn in Southern Africa that began in 1997. The portrait and landscape photographic series documents the lives of migrant farm workers throughout South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Asmara Dreaming

April 28, 2010

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Italian born and Paris based photographer, Marco Barbon has made the book that I dreamt about after first visiting Asmara.

If I Ruled The World

April 27, 2010

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South African contemporary artist, Xander Ferreira has been described as Pieter Hugo meets Monty Python. Ferreira's artwork The Status Of Greatness uses wit and satire through the artifice of the fictional character Gazelle to reveal the mechanics of political and cultural celebrity common to numerous post-independence African states. Pray tell who could be his stylistic inspiration, none other than one former Zairean President perhaps....

Power Prints

April 26, 2010

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Why not immortalize your own glory? African leaders in the 60's and onwards were apparently quick to adopt the tradition of regional chiefs and important members of the community distributing cloth to their local followers.

Dance Diagram c.2010 (Ethio Jazz)

April 25, 2010

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The legendary father of Ethio Jazz, Mulatu Astatke has just released his latest studio album and first solo work in over two decades, Mulatu Steps Ahead.