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Marc Allégret & André Gide Le Voyage au Congo

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In 1929, André Gide published a landmark book, Travels in the Congo, illustrated by 64 photographs by Marc Allégret. This rare, large-format and numbered work, never reissued, was the fruit of ten months spent in Africa a few years beforehand. Today it is deeply coveted by collectors.

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Portraits of Africa, from Colonization to E-Waste

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The international media continually report alarming news from the African continent. Often the images in these reports document military and social conflicts and the plight of refugees, frequently women and children, forced to abandon their villages to escape violence. These conflicts may seem remote—confined to forests and deserts from another continent. That’s why the work of two contemporary photographers strikes me for effectively placing African affairs at the center of today’s globalized interconnected world: Richard Mosse and Pieter Hugo. 

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L'art de la SAPE

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La Sape n’est pas seulement une histoire de mode, ce sont également des codes de savoir-être et une conscience politique. Les Sapeurs se distinguent autant pour leur style que par leurs idéaux. Comme bien souvent le style n’est qu’une extériorisation d’un état d’esprit. Par exemple, le rejet complet de toute forme de violence est un principe de ce courant de pensée qui s’est construit sur les braises d’une guerre civile. Si on replonge dans Black Bazar, on peut y lire : “Les bagarres, les conflits je ne connais pas. Les polémiques, les prises de bec, je n’apprécie pas. La bagarre ce n’est souvent qu’une histoire de manque de communication, je veux dire une méconnaissance de l’usage du monde.” Le Sapeur est d’abord un gentleman.

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The Sape is not only a fashion story but also codes of life skills and political awareness. Sappers are distinguished as much for their style as their ideals.

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Hotshots: Africa's most exciting new photographers

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It wasn't too long ago when the image of Africa was plagued by photographs of starving children, war, wildlife photography and portraits of African tribes exoticizing the "dark continent." But Africa for the past few years has been immersed in digital technology and culture and the digital age in Africa can now be witnessed through art and photography.

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5 Films to Watch at the Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes

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The 10th edition of the International Pan-African film festival in Cannes, France goes from April 17-21. If you’re lucky enough to attend, here are five films on our radar. Dialemi – Elle s’amuse (My Love: She’s having fun) by Gabonese director Nadine Otsobogo is a bit of magic realism. A sculptor pounds away at a stone bust in his seaside home, where he lives alone. A mysterious woman appears, who the sculptor’s been waiting for.

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J.D. Okhai Ojeikere - photography

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He is born in 1930 in the western part of Nigeria. One of his cousins advises him to buy a camera and teaches him what he needs to know. In his young days Ojeikere incessantly writes the Ministry Of Information, asking them to hire him as an \"assistant in the dark room\". His tenacity is rewarded when in 1961 the first television station is founded.

\"Hairstyles\" will be his most known collection, involving almost 1000 different hairstyles that give an image of the African woman. He finds these \"sculptures for a day\" on the street, at a marriage or at work.

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Richard Moss wins the Deutsche Börse Prize

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The Irish photographer’s Congo images, The Enclave, picked up the annual photography award last night.

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Celebrating One Photographer's Rare 20th-Century Look at Africa

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Forty years after the death of Life magazine photojournalist Eliot Elisofon, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is celebrating the legacy of the photographer who offered an extensive look at post–World War II Africa over several decades. “If you look at the history of how Africa was represented in photography in the 20th century, you’d would be hard pressed to find someone who was more prolific in shooting photographs of Africa and had more of an impact than Elisofon,” said Amy Staples, the curator of “Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon.”

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African cinema: The Art of Collaboration

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Current African cinema has been booming in recent years. Film festivals in connection with producers and distributors of these new pictures play a steadily increasing role. They are stepping stones for the “Post Independence Generation”  of young, African film makers, platforms for exchange and birth places for new project ideas. The last decade has seen a surge in the establishment of new festivals and film schools.

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Locarno *Opens Door* To Sub-Saharan African Cinema For 2014 Edition. Coproduction Market. Apply Now!

Locarno *Opens Door* To Sub-Saharan African Cinema For 2014 Edition. Coproduction Market. Apply Now! | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This year, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Swiss Foreign Ministry, the Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart will focus on Sub-Saharan African countries that weren't included in last year's event.

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The Walther Collection

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On November 10, 2012, The Walther Collection collaborated with NYU’s Department of Photography and Imaging and the University College London, for a symposium on ‘Alternative Ways to Describe Historic and Contemporary African Photography.’ The one day event coincided with The Walther Collection Project Space’s exhibition series titled:  Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive. A discussion amongst academics to explore the various categories used to describe both historic and contemporary photographs of Africans. Colonial, ethnographic, anthropological and artistic.

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South Sudan: Yirol Cowboys by Tim Freccia

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"I wanted to photograph the Dinka of Yirol for simple reasons. They are tall -- many are 7 feet tall and more. They are thin and muscular. And, they exude a certain air of nobility. They are, in my mind, perfect humans." - Tim Freccia

Tim Freccia, Dinka Herdsmen in Yirol, Republic of South Sudan, 2011.

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