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The Weight of Water

These photos from northern Ghana could be from any rural area of sub-Saharan Africa… where every day, women walk great distances to water sources in order to transport their precious cargo back to their villages. Photographer Victor Politis presents a series of shots documenting their journey. Photography Victor Politis

Aperture on Africa

In 2012, photojournalist Peter DiCampo and writer Austin Merrill started the Everyday Africa project on Instagram. The goal: to showcase daily life and counteract stereotypical media images. Everyday Africa has since become a continent-wide collective with over 150,000 followers. Peter DiCampo discusses the project’s meteoric rise and upcoming book.

Sunu Street

Photographer Siaka S. Traoré takes to the streets of Senegal on a mission to elevate appreciation for dance, capturing dancers in their own environments. Words Raquel Wilson Photography Siaka S. Traoré
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Altered Images

A new wave of young photographers are weaving a visual identity for South Africa, just by focusing their collective lens on the vibrant scenes they capture around them. Meet the next generation of South African image makers. Words Nana Ocran

Africa In Focus

African photography has experienced a surge of interest in recent years. As London’s The Auction Rooms hosts The African Contemporary Photography Auction, Wings delights in the cream of the crop. Words Emma Woodhouse

Culture List

The rise of Nigerian art, a coffee table tome of South African history, and the SONY World Photography Awards — things to inspire you from March to May, and beyond... Words Nana Ocran

Newly Minted

As Nigeria’s burgeoning economy enjoys international media attention as a MINT country, photographer and businessman Victor Politis records the people behind the headlines. Words Emma Woodhouse, Photography Victor Politis

Future Snapshot

Lagos Photo, Nigeria’s first and only festival of photography, has signed a partnership with World Press Photo. Does the collaboration signify an exciting new era for African photographers? Words Nana Ocran

Big Shot

A snapshot from an Arik destination and the story behind it. Words Nana Ocran

Festivals Of Nigeria

Festivals Of Nigeria, a stunning coffee table book by Victor Politis, features ten festivals and ceremonies, photographed over five years. From the Opobo regatta in the South to Argungu in the North, the book reveals a nation unified in a desire to celebrate, whatever the challenges of everyday life. Interview Jahman Anikulapo • Photography Victor Politis
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