Zeitz MOCAA atrium – by Iwan Ban
15
Aug
2018
GERMAN HERITAGE: DOES IT MATTER THAT ZEITZ MOCAA WAS FOUNDED BY A NON-AFRICAN?

4 -min. read As Africa’s first major museum of contemporary African art, Zeitz MOCAA was making headlines way before its opening in September 2017. Does it matter than such empowering moment for the continent was conceived by a German, asks Heather Richardson? Its namesake certainly doesn’t think so.

A fictional interpretation of Vogue Africa – by Mario Epanya / via Business of Fashion
18
Jun
2018
IT’S OFFICIAL: VOGUE IS FINALLY COMING TO THE MOTHERLAND

5 -min. read Yup, you heard us right: Vogue Africa is on the way, and now Condé Nast are talking logistics. Get the latest from Melissa Twigg.

Photographic safari in Botswana – courtesy of andBeyond
06
Apr
2018
SHOOTING ANIMALS: THE RISE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

4 -min. read From Botswana to Zimbabwe, travellers are flocking to Africa to fire a few frames, paving way for a flashy new niche in Africa’s safari industry – one that could provide a replacement for the controversial practice of consumptive hunting safaris, too…

View from Panorama Route offered at Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge – via Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge
02
Feb
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: 3 OF AFRICA’S MOST INSTA-READY HOTSPOTS

4 -min. read Africa, get ready for your close-up! With travellers snapping their way around the globe, looks may not be everything, but they sure do help. Check out just a few of our most Insta-ready new recruits who’re showcasing our continent from its finest angles…

© Musa N. Nxumalo
02
Oct
2017
HOW EMBRACING YOUTH CULTURE CAN OVERCOME UNWARRANTED STEREOTYPES

3 -min. read Musa Nxumalo’s photography is raw and beautiful and free from geographical boundaries. But how are we to move beyond stereotypes and vilification if forward-thinking voices in his own country continue to resist the potency of youth culture?

Fabrice Monteiro
18
Jul
2017
FUTURE SHOCK: FABRICE MONTEIRO’S PROPHETIC SPIRITS WARN OF KEEPING COMPLACENT

4 -min. read Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy is an ongoing body of work giving key environmental issues the repulsive makeover they deserve.

Sarah Waiswa
13
Apr
2017
INFLUENCING HER OWN UNIQUE PATH: NAIROBI PHOTOGRAPHER SARAH WAISWA

3 -min. read Ugandan-born Sarah Waiswa fled Idi Amin’s brutal regime to make Kenya home; then fled a corporate career to follow her dream of becoming a photographer. James Davidson reflects on why this inspiring young talent makes being an ‘influencer’ something to be proud of.

01
Feb
2017
TAKING THE BAIT

4 -min. read The call to ban photographic entries using bait begs the question: what is baiting wildlife photographers? Is it the reward of capturing an incredible image, or of immersing oneself in the wild?

Tony Gum
03
Jan
2017
COCA COLA MEETS GLOBAL CULTURE WITH THE COOLEST GIRL IN CAPE TOWN, TONY GUM

3 -min. read A Cape Town blogger turned rising art star, Tony Gum is one of the world’s most exciting young creatives.

Song of David
21
Nov
2016
DISCONNECTING FROM THE STIGMA OF ETHIOPIA WITH AIDA MULUNEH

3 -min. read Photographer Aida Muluneh removes any stigma attached to Ethiopia with works combining the drama of Expressionism, the subconscious of Surrealism, the graphic sensibilities of Pop.

09
Nov
2016
NEW AFRICA PRIDE AT LAGOSPHOTO

4 -min. read Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria, taking place until 21 November. Melissa Twigg investigates.

14
Sep
2016
THROUGH AN AFRICAN LENS: MOROCCO

2 -min. read We’re collaborating with African Lens to bring you a series of photo stories depicting life on the continent. This month, photographer Zakaria Wakrim shares his story of Moroccco…

26
Aug
2016
FACES OF ACCRA: FREDERICK NYAVOR

2 -min. read Ghanaian photographer Frederick Nyavor tells us a few of the stories behind his vibrant pictures of life in his country’s capital, Accra, and beyond.

04
Aug
2016
THROUGH AN AFRICAN LENS: GABON

2 -min. read This month, photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga shares his story of Gabon: the tiny, relatively unknown country in West Africa where he grew up.

28
Apr
2016
MEET THE PANEL, MADE IN AFRICA

7 -min. read For this year’s Conference, we’ve gathered a homegrown panel of African influencers who are opening minds and shutting down stereotypes through their individual crafts and unique talent.

19
Apr
2016
MEET OUR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

4 -min. read For the 2016 We Are Africa Conference, we’re excited to introduce two speakers and a panel of African influencers who will be telling their stories Made In Africa.

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