What Have We Done? – Victor Akhere

What Have We Done? – Victor Akhere

What Have We Done? Victor AkhereWith my work, sometimes I experience a burst of clarity before I shoot, knowing exactly what I want to photograph. Other times, I don't. This was one of those instances where I'm almost completely clueless and allow the shoot to reveal...

Sokoni – Moses Mathenge

Sokoni – Moses Mathenge

Sokoni Moses MathengeIn the heart of Kenya's bustling towns and villages, a vibrant tapestry of life unfolds daily at the sokoni, the local market. These vibrant hubs of activity are more than just places to buy and sell; they are cultural crossroads that influence...

Mbegu – Kondo Heller 

Mbegu – Kondo Heller 

Mbegu Kondo Heller The poem small and hard in its shell carried many otherwise possibilities. We wrote each other a seed every day that summer. There is someone I grew up with who laid out in the sun the seed of every fruit she had eaten – hoping to grow fruit again –...

What Is My Colour? – Ella Skills

What Is My Colour? – Ella Skills

What Is My Colour? Ella SkillsNothing too colourful. Maybe beige is my colour; she blends in and stays quiet, allowing other colours to walk all over her without permission. On her property, they flourish, they grow, they glow like the land belongs to them. The lack...

Memory of Ache – Amarachi Nnoli

Memory of Ache – Amarachi Nnoli

Memory of Ache Amarachi NnoliThis series of photographs reflects on the waves of nostalgia that accompany the resurfacing of childhood memories, good and bad. It explores the effects of domestic violence and the abuse children experience in the home, which often plays...

Lovesick – Nsikanabasi Effiong

Lovesick – Nsikanabasi Effiong

Lovesick Nsikanabasi EffiongIn our individual odysseys through the boundless expanse of existence, we inevitably lose ourselves every once in a while to the darkness; forgetting who we are. 'Lovesick' is an exploration of desperate longings of the soul for primordial...

Registers of Loss – Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

Registers of Loss – Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

Registers of Loss Tendai Rinos MwanakaSometime in the mid-1990s this area the sand has taken over was our favourite pool to swim in, to bask in the sands, or on top of the rock you see disappearing to the left of the photo. he boys of our village would hang there,...

Fade – Rafiat Lamidi

Fade – Rafiat Lamidi

Fade Rafiat LamidiThis series shows photographs taken in December 2021 of the walls in the compound of my home in Ibadan, Nigeria. The walls have been painted for a while and the colour of the paint has washed off over time. After the cemented wall beneath was...

I’ll Heal at Night (When You Can’t See Me) – Bret Hairston

I’ll Heal at Night (When You Can’t See Me) – Bret Hairston

I’ll Heal at Night (When You Can’t See Me) Bret HairstonI’ll heal at night when you can’t see me I’ll break to pieces during the dayUnder your gazeDemanding I’ll run awayI’ll steal myself awayFrom youLike my great aunts used to Here, have a little snippetTake a small...

Still in Enugu – Immaculata Abba

Still in Enugu – Immaculata Abba

Still in Enugu Immaculata Abba To love Enugu is to love peace. Or at least that is what we tell ourselves when we compare the city to Aba or Lagos. We say: Enugu is calm, Enugu is cheaper, Enugu makes sense. The Uber driver I meet in Lagos tells me of his retirement...

Kilisa – Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha

Kilisa – Abubakar Sadiq Mustapha

Kilisa Abubakar Sadiq MustaphaThese pictures were taken during the Kilisa Festival in Lapai Emirate of Niger state, which is celebrated twice a year to mark the five-day end of the Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the Emirate. By 10am on the last day of the...

Inside: A Conversation With Self – Denis Valery Ndayishimiye

Inside: A Conversation With Self – Denis Valery Ndayishimiye

Inside: A Conversation With Self Denis Valery NdayishimiyeAt the time of taking these photographs, we are in the midst of a pandemic that, for many, has restricted the way we live: economically, and, more importantly, socially. During this prolonged period of...

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