A young couple chats on a bench steps away from a busy road north of Mombasa, Kenya on July 13, 2014. Photo by Idil Ibrahim (@i_am_idil ) for @everydayafrica. #everdayafrica #young #love


A woman pauses to check her appearance in a car mirror amidst the chaos of Kejetia Station in Kumasi, Ghana. June 2014. Photo by Peter DiCampo @pdicampo #ghana #kumasi #kejetia #everydayafrica #pdicampo


People attend mass at Notre-Dame du Rosarie, a Catholic church in Kikwit, Bandundu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. July 13, 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #asenbrennerova (at Kikwit Ville)


EVENT: This is Lagos Presents: “Lagos Sessions”.

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut Lagos, This is Lagos is spearheading a brand new music, culture and lifestyle series that aims to fuse daily life situations through music.

Inspired by the city’s booming and diverse entertainment culture and Nigeria’s leading role in both the African and world music scenes, and birthed out of the Goethe-Institut’s global mission to develop local creative talents, as well as encourage cultural exchange between international and local artists, The Lagos Sessions will provide support to both established and emerging artists through a series of concerts that provide a more intimate connection between the performer and audience.

The first edition of Lagos Sessions is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6PM prompt. Attendance to the concert is free.

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The Ashanti Home Touch Hotel

I was invited to photograph the opening night of this mesmerising hotel. It was full of intriguing characters. One of which, Ama Virgin, is the subject of an article and photo series I recently did for Accent magazine. 

Kumasi, Ghana. 

December, 2013.

(via reversecolonialist)


Winners of POPCAP’14 Announced

Joana Choumali is a photographer from Ivory Coast, who is one of the 5 Winners of POPCAP’14. She won the award for her 2013 series titled, Hââbré, The Last Generation.

Hââbré is the same word for writing / scarification” in Kô language from Burkina faso. Scarification is the practice of performing a superficial incision in the human skin. This practice is disappearing due to the pressure of religious and state authorities, urban practices and the introduction of clothing in tribes. Nowadays, only the older people wear scarifications. This series of portraits lead us to question the link between past and present, and self-image depending on a given environment. Opinions (sometimes conflicting) of our witnesses illustrate the complexity of African identity today in a contemporary Africa torn between its past and its future. This “last generation” of people bearing the imprint of the past on their faces, went from being the norm and having a high social value to being somewhat “excluded”. They are the last witnesses of an Africa of a bygone era.

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