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Africa Is In The Air

May 13, 2010

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Africa is certainly in the air, maybe it's the lead up to the world cup being held in South Africa next month, or maybe it's just that I am finally paying attention. Whichever it might be, there are certainly so many interesting stories to discover and lots of people seem to be finding inspiration from the continent.

Olaf Breuning’s Blog Dragon

May 10, 2010

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Another Africa takes on another form joining the multi-headed beast, the blog dragon on contemporary Swiss artist, Olaf Breuning’s website. Enjoy the scavenger hunt as you click through this virtual wonderland, navigating between the sublime and ridiculous. About Olaf Breuning Born 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland; lives in New York, New York Commingling reality and illusion, […]

It Is All A Masquerade

May 7, 2010

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New York based photographer Phyllis Galembo has travelled between the Caribbean & West Africa (Benin, Burkino Faso, Nigeria and Sierra Leone) documenting the magnificent costumed world and rituals of  The Masquerade. The male-dominated artform is used as a means to illicit awe, inspiration, fear, obedience or to mark momentous occasions such as death, coming of […]

Kalahari Accoutrements

May 5, 2010

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It is always great when you hear about good goods, products that inherently in concept and realization are simply just that, good. Jewels of the Kalahari is a fair trade and sustainable accessory collection developed by London-based Gem industry specialist, Anna Haber Jewels of the Kalahari is a fair trade and sustainable accessory collection developed by London-based Gem industry specialist, Anna Haber.

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

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.