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PRIVATE 36 | AFRIKA
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PRIVATE 36 | AFRIKA

Mastering this split image is the role which photographers of African origin have assigned themselves, sometimes against their better judgement,…
Guy Tillim | Soldiers
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Guy Tillim | Soldiers

Guy Tillim’s Soldiers series of black-and-white handprints were taken between December 2002 and January 2003 and convey the devastating
Argo Spier | Growing visible
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Argo Spier | Growing visible

In the dark dawn glow / of a dying night / growing visible / a slight movement of a hand…
Jodi Bieber | A weapon of war – sexual violence
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Jodi Bieber | A weapon of war – sexual violence

On the shore of Lake Tanganyika, Baraka has been the scene of unceasing suffering since the first war started in…
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley | City
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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley | City

At night, it is like fire / spreading beneath us. / This vast city / aflame, and the plane /…
John Robinson | Duduza, place of hope
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John Robinson | Duduza, place of hope

An old prison once derelict and abandoned is ironically now the home of about 12 Pietermaritzburg children. Some of them…
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley | The Morning After: An Elegy
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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley | The Morning After: An Elegy

My husband and I gather our remaining lives / the morning after. I snatch away memories / of childhood, adolescence,…
Ananias Léki Dago | Cross shaped Bamako
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Ananias Léki Dago | Cross shaped Bamako

Africa is a continent that keeps constantly changing. All African big cities are becoming urbanized each in a different manner.…
Neo Ntsoma | Indigenous Games
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Neo Ntsoma | Indigenous Games

This is what began as an initiative by South African Department of Sports and Creation to revive the games once…
Chris Kirchhoff | Circles of faith
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Chris Kirchhoff | Circles of faith

I have a fascination for exploration and discovery and have traveled widely from Antarctica to Mongolia and across Africa. My…
Lawore Olufemi | The world, Africa and Nigeria
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Lawore Olufemi | The world, Africa and Nigeria

The world a clayey pot / Africa-the food inside the pot / Nigeria the salt inside the food / let…
Matthew Willman | The Inanda Heritage Collection
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Matthew Willman | The Inanda Heritage Collection

The Inanda Heritage Route in KwaZulu-Natal lies a few kilometers north of Durban, stretching from the Indian Ocean where the…
Terry a O’Neal | Shadow Dancer
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Terry a O’Neal | Shadow Dancer

Beautiful / Spirit of the night / Her shadow appears / abstract– / As her body contours / under the…
Odimegwu Onwumere | Ecology
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Odimegwu Onwumere | Ecology

One day I left my home / To the evil forest in my land / To see nature as it…
Graeme Williams | Dreamtime in Breathless Spaces
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Graeme Williams | Dreamtime in Breathless Spaces

Dreamtime in Breathless Spaces explores the race by property developers to replace natural urban spaces with shopping malls
Segun Akinlolu | Like A Woodbit
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Segun Akinlolu | Like A Woodbit

I am like a woodbit / with motions diverse adrift / in the ocean so vast / uncharted, / endless…
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi | Market
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Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi | Market

The market story focuses on the plight of the Zimbabwean women as they make a living in a country with…
Terry a O’Neal | Mama Afrika
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Terry a O’Neal | Mama Afrika

Mama Afrika / Make me a necklace / Of shiny malachite beads and brass spheres / That will mark me…
Julian Goldswain | People of the Wild Coast
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Julian Goldswain | People of the Wild Coast

This series was photographed on a trip to Lwandile village, where I stayed for 2 weeks in June 2006. The…
Segun Akinlolu | Tell Me Of Life
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Segun Akinlolu | Tell Me Of Life

Don’t tell me of blood, sage, / What I have seen I cannot forget. / Tell me of no war,…
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