On Photography

Blessing Atas, The Egrets. Courtesy the artist.

Tender Photo

Emmanuel Iduma’s Archive Attempts to Hold All That Is Intimate

The artist has created a participatory digital archive around the tenderness in photographs, refusing temporal linearity by drawing out a kinship.

‘Leave the Edges’ by Baff Akoto © Rencontres Bamako

13th Edition of the Bamako Encounters

Embracing Sustainable Practices and Attitudes in Times of Political Uncertainty

Participating artist and writer Annie-Marie Akussah shares her views on the Biennale of Photography.

Renell Medrano, Sienna, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Antwaun Sargent

Tearing Down Borders Between Magazines and Museums

Still fresh from publishing his first edited photography book, The New Black Vanguard,…

Adji Dieye, Maggic Cube. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Adji Dieye

The Symbolisms of Seasoning

Adji Dieye is a transmedia artist living and working between Zurich, Milan, and…

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2006. From the series Sea Never Dry (Detail), Photograph. Courtesy: the artist

Installation View #museumshutdown

Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces were forced to close due to…

Thania Petersen, Flamingo (detail), 2017. Backlit photographic print in lightbox Courtesy the artist and Everard Read, Cape Town

Photography at Zeitz MOCAA

Absence and Omission

Asserting black identity, photographers take center stage at the new museum in Cape…

Fatoumata Diabate, Portrait in a night club (Deatil), Bamako, 2012 from the series Sutigui (à nous la nuit). Courtesy the artist

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The Midcentury Style

Fatoumata Diabate’s traveling studio revives the golden age of Malian studio portraiture.

Amelia Umuhire, still from Mugabo, 2016. Courtesy the artist

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In Rwanda and Europe, Images of Creativity and Survival

An intimate conversation with filmmaker Amelia Umuhire

Andrew Tshabangu, Portrait of a Young Thwasa, from the series Bridges, 2008. Courtesy the artist and Gallery MOMO

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Andrew Tshabangu – The Unsung Hero of South African Photography

In searing and poetic images, Andrew Tshabangu chronicles Johannesburg in the age of…

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Untitled (detail), 2014. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary, London

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Can African Critics Rewrite the Story of African Photography?

M. Neelika Jayawardane speaks with Emmanuel Iduma about the influential role - and…

Nico Krijno, Boys in pool with masks (detail), 2014. Courtesy the artist

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A Readymade World in the Heart of the Country

In a studio outside of Cape Town, photographer Nico Krijno refashions sculpture and…

Max Mbakop, from the BMX series, 2016. Courtesy the artist and YaPhoto

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In Cameroon, A New Platform for Emerging Photographers

Podcast by AMET in conversation with Christine Eyene and Landry Mbassi

Délio Jasse, The Lost Chapter, Nampula, 1963, 2016. Photographic emulsion and screenprint on Fabriano paper. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary, London

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Délio Jasse’s Endless Archive

Looking to vintage photographs and alternative processes, the Angolan Portuguese artist engages the…

Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1889, Planisferio, 2015 © and courtesy the artist; Afronova, Johannesburg; and Kehrer Galerie, Berlin

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Malala Andrialavidrazana Redraws the Map

In photographs and photomontages, the Madagascar-born artist considers the global reverberations of African…

Spread from Hââbré: The Last Generation, 2014–16 (Fourthwall Books, 2016). Photographs by Joana Choumali. Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books

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A Short History of the African Photobook

For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for…

Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016. Courtesy the artist

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In Ghana, Visions of Queer Friendship and Love

Eric Gyamfi reflects on his activism, photography, and telling the stories of West…

Aida Muluneh, Departure, 2016
Courtesy the artist and David Krut Projects

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Learning from Addis Ababa

The Addis Foto Fest is a Forum Connecting African Photographers. Ethiopian photographer Aida…

Fatoumata Diabate, Groupe de lutteurs, Somone, Senegal, 2013, from the series Studio Photo de la Rue. Courtesy the artist.

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Through the Lens

In Bamako, a group of young photographers engage a changing city.

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Passageways, Involuntary Narratives, and the Sound of Crowded Spaces, 2015-2017. Inkjet prints. Courtesy of the artist.

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Camerawork Now

New technologies have helped and hindered the development of photography on the continent,…

Samuel Fosso, La femme libérée américaine dans les années 70 (The liberated
American woman of the 1970s), 1997, from the series Tati
© the artist and courtesy JM Patras/Paris

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The Lives of Samuel Fosso: A Conversation with Yves Chatap

This article is part of a series produced in collaboration with Aperture magazine,…

Zina Saro-Wiwa, The Invisible Man, 2015 © and courtesy the artist

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Okwui Enwezor and Artur Walther on the Recent Histories of African Photography

The influential curator Okwui Enwezor and collector Artur Walther discuss African photography, past…

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1963

Love actually...Tokini Peterside

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1963

A new series inviting artists, cultural producers, and writers to share their thoughts…

Seydou Keïta. Untitled, 1954. Silver print. Contemporary African Art Collection © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC / photo courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva

Seydou Keïta’s Portraits

A Body of Representations 

Our author Gauthier Lesturgie took a closer at the retrospective exhibition dedicated to…

A Moment Missed

Photography in London

A Moment Missed

Our author Hansi Momodu-Gordon visited the first PhotoLondon, and the exhibition of contemporary…


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