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It Is All A Masquerade

May 7, 2010


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 […]

Get Your Hair Did

April 30, 2010


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


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....

Vogue Black Launches

April 24, 2010

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Vogue Italia has launched Vogue Black, a channel exclusively for content featuring all things black and fashionable. It seems like it has received mixed results, with people wondering why Vogue has decided to make a separate channel for Black content. Perhaps it a question of economies of scale, if Vogue Black  can be a credible […]

Too Haute To Handle: Kinée Diouf

April 22, 2010

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After only recently discovering Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen, I am doubling over to see the Februrary 2010 Numéro fashion spread, Terre de Sienne, with Senegelese model and stunner Kinée Diouf. It is not surprising that Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz has been championing her since the Spring 2007 collections