The Journey: New Positions in African Photography (Paperback)

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By Simon Njami (Editor), Sean O'Toole (Editor), Akinbode Akinbiyi (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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As a huge fan of photography, I like to flip through some of the art books in the store when I have a chance. This year, I found myself coming back to The Journey. A beautifully edited collection of new photographer's work across the African Continent, The Journey makes a great gift for anyone in your life who enjoys photography, as each featured artist has a different style and perspective than the next. In today's world of iphone photography it is always refreshing to see artists take time to make the passion show through in their work. -- Amani

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An exciting glimpse into contemporary African photography, with 17 young artists from all corners of the continent

A New York Times critics' pick Best Art Books 2021

This volume presents the work of 17 contemporary African photographers, all of whom are alumni of the decade-long mentorship program in Johannesburg, South Africa, helmed by curator Simon Njami and the Goethe-Institut. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan, the photographers included represent some of the most innovative perspectives in African photography today. Their photographs are complemented by 13 essays that consider the medium within this historical moment in Africa.

Photographers include: Sammy Baloji, Eric Gyamfi, Macline Hien, Lebohang Kganye, Ala Kheir, Gosette Lubondo, M rio Macilau, Sabelo Mlangeni, Moss Morwahla Moeng, Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, Musa N. Nxumalo, Adeola Olagunju, Monique Pelser, Thabiso Sekgala, Georges Senga, Michael Tsegaye and Jansen van Staden.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783735606822
ISBN-10: 3735606822
Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 342
Language: English