The Journey: New Positions in African Photography
Edited with text by Simon Njami, Sean O’Toole. Text by Akinbode Akinbiyi, Lucienne Bestall, Nicola Brandt, Frédérique Chapuis, John Fleetwood, Emmanuel Iduma, Katrin Peters-Klaphake, Cara Snyman.
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, Mário 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.
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