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tonygumonline:

From the point where we were chilling eGuga S’thebe, all the images were taken by the children. Unfortunately, I wasn’t around to identify and specify who took what picture but I did manage to jot down all the names of the photographers: Olwethu Malobola, Sihle Jantgesa, Melikhaya Silika, Xolisa Maqina, Mihlali Luke, Sinalo Bam and Yongama Ngozi.

The extreme close-ups (i.e. the hands and faces were the points where the photographers were exchanging the camera - mostly against their will, haha - but most of them managed to get their skills on).

They’re good ne?! Find the rest on The Local Collective 

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dynamicafrica:

vintageblackbeauty:

Danseuse de la région de Mobaye (Oubangui)

Jeune fille du village de Poto-Poto avec une coiffure de perles. Elève de la mission catholique, répondant au nom “”d’Héliani”“, elle fut repéré par Ellebé lors d’un tam-tam (fête) à Poto-Poto et devint un de ses modèles pour une série de photographies intitulée “”Eve noire”“.

1943, Congo

Going to attempt to translate this as best as I can (feel free to correct me):

Dancer from the Mobaye region (Oubangui)

Young girl from the village of Poto-Poto with a hairstyle of pearls. Student at the Catholic mission, who responds to the name “Heilani”, she was spotted by Ellebe at a tam-tam festival/celebration at Poto-Poto and became one of his models for a photographic series titled, “Black Eve”.

Highly disturbing eroticism and exoticism at its finest. After some quick searching, I came across this blog entry that gives some background behind the intent of this photographic series (book here), and sheds some further light on the issue of black women’s (naked) bodies, and other non-Western women, as subjects for the intense, and at times perverse, sexual desires and fantasies of white men.

There’s just something about “Heilani’s” expression, and the intense gaze of the white men in the background on her nude body, that embodies this fetish.

Opinions welcome.

- DynamicAfrica

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accrawalkintours:

TIME, TRADE AND TRAVEL WITH BERNARD AKOI-JACKSON

Contemporary Ghanaian artist Bernard Akoi-Jackson in performance for his project: “Time, Trade and Travel” in August 2012 .

Photo By: Nii Aja Quao 

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abbensettsstudio:

LOZA

A FILM by Kwesi Abbensetts

Starring Loza Maléombho

A pseudo fashion film of an African girl in New York. Where we make dreams.

Clothing by Loza Maléombho

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freshwallstreet:

”CARE TAKER” by Allen Coleman

”she said if she lets her little sister off her back she will be hard to find in 5 seconds flat”

4:24 pm Osu Night market ( Ghana, Africa )