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Six African Photographers Document Their Continent

Seong Park

The New African Photography is a documentary series which profiles six African artists determined to take back control of how their continent is portrayed.

This six-part series showcases how a new generation of African photographers are keen to celebrate what is unique about the region, while remaining unflinching about the real problems facing their countries. Ultimately, it shows their optimism about Africa's future.

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  • Seong Park

    Here's a tumblr site of a journalist/photographer who captures both the mundane and extremes of everyday life in Africa: http://everydayafrica.tumblr.com/ We see so many images of Africa that glorify either the negative or traditional sides of the continent - when Africa is a place that's modern, full of contradictions, shifting, growing.. Hopefully, this can contribute to the former discussion about the way we talk about and see artists/designers/innovators from the Global South!

      • Seong Park

        I know, me too! Unfortunately the videos aren't available in the States, but you can see the photos taken by the artists (as well as accompanying articles) at the bottom. I saw clips of the vids when they first came out, but perhaps I should put 'find full videos' on my to do list?:) Instead, I'll leave you with this: http://allafricancinema.com/