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African women through the lens of Seydou Keita

Seydou Keita was a self-taught Malian photographer specialized in Portraits. His work focuses on  Malian society during the  transmutation from a French colony to a sovereign state. His career started in 1935 when he was given his first camera, a Kodak Brownie Flash by a relative. He then spent his time mastering the Art of Photography. In 1948, Seydou … Continue reading

Nigerien Tuareg Art: Meet the talented Mariama

Mariama is a self-taught Nigerienne artist hailing from Azawagh and specializing in multicolor folk abstract paintings. Her work is the representation of the free woman she is and the way she feels. I had the chance to conduct an interview with her recently, we talked about her work, inspiration, her people and home country. Enjoy! Mariama, … Continue reading

Femme nue, Femme Noire

Femme nue, femme noire Vêtue de ta couleur qui est vie, de ta forme qui est beauté ! J’ai grandi à ton ombre ; la douceur de tes mains bandait mes yeux Et voilà qu’au coeur de l’Eté et de Midi, je te découvre, Terre promise, du haut d’un haut col calciné Et ta beauté … Continue reading

“Breaking with the stereotype idea of the oppressed women limited to tradition”

This is the goal of Photographer Angele Estoundi Essamba, who hails from Douala, Cameroon. At age 10, she moved to Paris for her education and later went to the Netherlands to study at the Professional School of Photography. Angele’s career started to rise when she had the chance to expose her work in Amsterdam in … Continue reading