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New York African Film Festival 2013

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the New York African Film Festival. The Festival–from April 3rd to the 9th at Lincoln Center–is still the longest running, and probably most…..

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Revolutions and Dancing

In Egypt earlier this year I was taken by my host to a nightclub in downtown Cairo where I was introduced to a cosmopolitan group of friends — musicians, artists,…..

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The afterlife of African studio photography

Is African studio photography, Cape Town art writer Sean O’Toole asks in frieze magazine, dying out? The answer, non-subscribers, is maybe. Everywhere in the modern world the business of professional photography is…..

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5 Things: Glenna Gordon

I am shooting these on my iPhone. They’re short, no-frills interviews done in my office. The format is simple: The subjects sit on a chair in my office while I point…..

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Africa in black and white in the 1970s

Preview (and more information in French) of images from the exhibition, “The Ritual of the pose–Africa in black and white in the 1970s,” consisting of studio photographs  by Malian photographer Malick…..

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Rainer Elstermanns' "Photo Studio"

The German photographer, Rainer Elstermanns, imagined an old photo studio set in rural Kenya in his studio in Berlin. He dressed models in period costumes.  The result is a 17-minute…..

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Photography: Senegalese Wrestlers

Two weeks ago the results of the World Press Awards were announced. The prize winners included a number of striking images about and by Africans.