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Sugar Cane [FR/ENG]

Portraits of sugar cane farmers in Malawi by Patrick Galibert. Sueur de Sucre La coupe manuelle de la canne se fait à l’aide d’un coutelas (sabre) Cette opération est très…..

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Bragance

Here is another great feast for your eyes from non other than Pierre-Christophe. The series of visuals were designed for the ARISE Lagos Fashion Week, although the event was cancelled we…..

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My Twisted Self

A short while back, I shot some self portraits in a short burst of inspiration that kicked in in the night and I had to satisfy the itch. I took…..

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Maïmouna Guerresi and the role of women

Perspective on the relationship between women and society, with particular reference to those countries in which the role of women is most marginalized. For over twenty years Guerresi’s work has…..

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Kenya Currency Redesigned

Graphic designer Crystal Brown redesigned the Kenyan currency. For my undergraduate Graphic Design class as an assignment we had to re-design the currency of our choice. I decided to re-design…..

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On Politics by Soi

Contributor: Muse Origins To me, the strongest and most inspiring artwork are those that tell the real truth. Artists that speak up through their works about the facts of their society…..

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LA VIE, L’AMOUR, LA MORT in Mauritania

Photographer Jonathan May was commissioned to travel 6 Days covering 3000km on commission in Mauritania. Mauritania is considered to be one of the least visited places in the world. The…..

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Terribly Indecisive

Personal work by South African illustrator Deon van Zyl, printed as limited edition tees.

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Beyond a Craft: A Story of Resilience & Triumph

Contributor: Ciné Kenya Beyond A Craft is inspired by a true story. Join Pedro from Ecuador as he seeks to provide for his daughter Maria while overcoming great struggles and hardship. Will…..

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KIN-BABI: Exhibition of Congolese Contemporary Artists

Closes 18th January 2014 Cécile Fakhoury gallery – Abidjan in association with Magnin-A gallery Paris, presents recent works from the artistic scene of the Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa. Gathered…..

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Touba, Senegal: Timelapse Video

Timelapse video of Touba, Senegal by Senegalese photographer Moundor SENE. This project features the Grand Magal de Toube, a religious monument at the heart of the city.  

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No Man’s Job

Latest personal project by photographer Anthony Kurtz. Kurtz took these dynamic portraits of workers at Femme Auto in Senegal. Worker at Femme Auto Worker at Femme Auto Worker at Femme…..

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Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman poster series by great South African designer Sindosi Nyoni. “The poster fuses Zulu/Ndebele pattern art, and traditional Nguni gear with retro racing gear, to suggest an Afrofuturist approach…..

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African Weekly Inspiration 138

Happy New Year everyone! Every week African Digital Art showcases digital projects made by African artists or projects influenced by Africa. It is exciting to see African projects that displays…..

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National Stadium

Portrait of athletes at the old national stadium in Lagos, Nigeria by August Udoh.

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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops. philip kwame apagya’s formal portraits in front of commissioned…..

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Un Homme Sans l’Occident

Un Homme Sans l’Occident 2002, ‘A man without the West’, is a french film directed by Raymond Depardon. Depardon is renowned for his photography and film making in the Sahara……

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North African inspired artwork by Meryem Meg

Meryem Meg is a 24 year old Algerian / Bulgarian creative. Meg’s  inspiration stems from a love for North African geometry and organic forms of mark making merged with the Urban…..

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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops. philip kwame apagya’s formal portraits in front of commissioned…..

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Pointilism by Beth Kimwele

Beth Kimwele is a Kenyan artists that works mostly in oil and canvas. She graduated from Kenyatta University in 1989 where she specialized in graphics and paintings and developed her…..

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Interview with Photojournalist Glenna Gordon

Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer that has been blogging and shooting in West Africa for a number of years. Gordon also trains photojournalists in Africa and we have been…..

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Feature Artist: Tanzanian Sayuki Mtindiko

Sayuki Mtindiko (b. Ndana, Tanzania) immersed himself into art early in High School quitting Secondary school in order to pursue his work. He begun his career in 1981 until his…..

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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops. philip kwame apagya’s formal portraits in front of commissioned…..

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Human Encounters: Portrait Series

Nigerian photographer Kadara Enyeasi talks to us about his project Human Encounters. Human Encounters is a photo series that began early 2011. With this, I try to examine the human…..

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Kuchus in Uganda: Double Lives

This photo essay by Daniella Zalcman portrays the dangerous lives of the LGBT community in Uganda. These double-exposure portraits feature some of the most visible members of the LGBT rights…..

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Past Perfect: Exploring Museums of Egypt

Photo series by photographer Jason Larkin explores spaces that preserve the past in Egypt. This series focuses on the museums of Egypt and the different styles used in curating and…..

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Pointilism by Beth Kimwele

Beth Kimwele is a Kenyan artists that works mostly in oil and canvas. She graduated from Kenyatta University in 1989 where she specialized in graphics and paintings and developed her…..

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Feature Artist: Tanzanian Sayuki Mtindiko

Sayuki Mtindiko (b. Ndana, Tanzania) immersed himself into art early in High School quitting Secondary school in order to pursue his work. He begun his career in 1981 until his…..

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Nigerian artist Segun Aiyesun

“Art has no bounds. If you control it, it dissipates and is lost, ’cause it wants to be free, it wants to flow and change and grow and reproduce like…..

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On Race: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

“Race is something that I can completely manipulate, or reinvent, or use as I want to. Also, they’re all black because…I’m not white….People are tempted to politicize the fact that…..

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Un Homme Sans l’Occident

Un Homme Sans l’Occident 2002, ‘A man without the West’, is a french film directed by Raymond Depardon. Depardon is renowned for his photography and film making in the Sahara……

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Statues Also Die

I was fortunate enough in college to take an African Popular Culture class  and African film class where there was much discussion on the beginning of African film. This is…..

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ONOMOllywood: Recreating Hollywood

In case you missed it. One of our favorite projects from last year. ONOMOllywood is a collaborative project between Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé. The project was commisioned by…..

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On Filming Chad: Mahamat Saleh Haroun

“This view of the world, from this country where there aren’t film-makers, is very important… I make films in solidarity, and because I feel a responsibility to not leave this country…..

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North African inspired artwork by Meryem Meg

Meryem Meg is a 24 year old Algerian / Bulgarian creative. Meg’s  inspiration stems from a love for North African geometry and organic forms of mark making merged with the Urban…..

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Colonial Bastard Typeface

A graphic design project by Zimbabwean born illustrator and graphic designer Osmond Tshuma. The Colonial Bastard Rhodes typeface is a post-colonial critique of both Cecil John Rhodes and the impact…..

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African Mix Posters

A little textures and pattern inspiration by graphic designer Elise Hannebicque. Inspired by Nelson Mandela.

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Joloff Branding & Identity

Designer Saana Hellsten rebranded an existing restaurant for a school assignment in New York that offers traditional Senegalese food. The branding of Joloff reflects the colorful culture and lifestyle of Senegal……

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Moustapha Alassane: Father of African Animation

Moustapha Alassane is hailed as the father of African animation. Born in 1942 in N’Dougou Niger, Alassane is one of the first filmmakers in Africa contributing to African Cinema since…..

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Moshanyana

Moshanyana (2013) is part of a three film sequence entitled Journey To The Centre of Capricorn directed by Rui Tenreiro, a Mozambican author, illustrator and art director. I felt in love with Moshanyana many times and for…..

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3D Kenyan Parliament

3D claymation renders of the Kenyan Parliament building by Kenyan digital artist Bushido Brian.

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Feature Artist: Robin Rhode

Bio Robin Rhode (b. 1976, Cape Town, South Africa) was raised in Johannesburg and graduated from the South Africa School of Film, Television and Dramatic Arts, Johannesburg, in 2000. The Berlin-based…..

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Egyptian Interactive Art: Augmented Reality

I had the pleasure of meeting Egyptian multimedia artist Sameh Al Tawil at the A Maze Johannesburg Festival. Sameh has been showcasing his interactive art project, Augmented Reality around the…..

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Joloff Branding & Identity

Designer Saana Hellsten rebranded an existing restaurant for a school assignment in New York that offers traditional Senegalese food. The branding of Joloff reflects the colorful culture and lifestyle of Senegal……

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African inspired Stromae Design

African inspired project by Brussel based design studio Bold. Over the course of the year, we developed several visuals to promote the release of Stromae’s second album, which goes by the…..

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Farewell Company

Farewell Company is a project created by South African designer Ben Johnston. A great exercise in product design, branding, illustration and graphic design. A one week project from concept to…..

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Wooden Iphone case by Karo Akpokiere

We have always loved the work of Nigerian graphic designer Karo Akpokiere. He was recently commissioned to design an iPhone case for the World Wildlife Fund. Love Through Design in…..

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Infro by Mehdi Sefrioui

Fashion photography project by Moroccan photographer Mehdi Sefrioui. Brooding eyes against pink woods a heady dream of black skin in fashion, of blacks on the runway. Which, along with his…..

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Fabric Print design by Yaw Tony

Graphic designer Yaw Tony experiments with patterns, textures and fabrics. Llim® (Life Liveth in Me) Fabric, is a line of vibrantly designed fabrics that is reminiscent of the brightly-patterned “Ankara”…..

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African inspired Stromae Design

African inspired project by Brussel based design studio Bold. Over the course of the year, we developed several visuals to promote the release of Stromae’s second album, which goes by the…..

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Egyptian Interactive Art: Augmented Reality

I had the pleasure of meeting Egyptian multimedia artist Sameh Al Tawil at the A Maze Johannesburg Festival. Sameh has been showcasing his interactive art project, Augmented Reality around the…..

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A MAZE. Johannesburg Kicks Off

Today kicks off the A MAZE Festival in Johannesburg, the 2nd International Games/Media Arts Festival. The goal of the festival is to create a platform for African and European media…..

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Mandela’s Speech

At a time when our cherished Mandela’s health is of concern, these words ring dear to heart and are just bring out the true spirit and passion that remind us of his…..

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The End of Eating Everything

“The End of Eating Everything” is artist Wangechi Mutu’s first animated video, created in collaboration with recording artist Santigold and co-released by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University…..

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Kenyan National Anthem Animation

Inspired by the upcoming Kenyan election, Timothy Simon created a 3d render that is simulated by the Kenyan National Anthem. On the 4th of March 2013 millions of Kenyans will…..

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Inner Cruise

Shot in Dakar Sénégal, Inner Cruise was directed by Tom Escarmelle and stylist and creative director Selly Raby Kane. The video is inspired by Selly Raby Kane’s love of fashion……

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Troublemaker

Found via 10and5 Troublemaker is the recent released music video by Haezer. Described as an Afro-Thriller the video features South African rapper Tumi. Troublemaker’ is an Afro-Thriller set in the…..

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The African Cypher

Nominated and award winning documentary by Fly on The Wall. Synopsis Street dance in South Africa is a complex, convoluted underworld; that, like most sub-cultures, exists as a sum of…..

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Kenya Chords / Pogomix by Nick Bertke

Nick Bertke, aka Pogo from Perth, Australia  is one of a kind musicians whose artistry has many dimensions. Carefully taking sounds recorded on video he mixes them in a unique way to make…..

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Meet Yadi

Yadi is an Algerian artist who recently released a new album The Blow. YADi gives us a new single that is a little bit edgy, a little bit fun, and…..

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Joloff Branding & Identity

Designer Saana Hellsten rebranded an existing restaurant for a school assignment in New York that offers traditional Senegalese food. The branding of Joloff reflects the colorful culture and lifestyle of Senegal……

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Africanize Pattern Font

Print and pattern design inspiration by  South African graphic and print designer Carli Herbst. The project brief was to create your own typeface and specimen book, using yourself as a…..

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Farewell Company

Farewell Company is a project created by South African designer Ben Johnston. A great exercise in product design, branding, illustration and graphic design. A one week project from concept to…..

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Dougla: Afro Caribbean Patterns and Textures

Print, texture and pattern inspiration from designer Cherry Ann Davis. Davis is a graphic designer from Trinidad and Tobago. This recent project explores her culture. Dougla is a colloquial term used…..

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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops. philip kwame apagya’s formal portraits in front of commissioned…..

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Blue Sky Over Dakar

A mixture of digital paintings and photographers by Nathalie Diserens The photos were taken during my field research in Dakar, Senegal. They focus on the tension that one feels as…..

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Collage art by Alexander Ikhide

Alexander Ikhide is an art student based in Bristol, UK working on his Art Direction, Fine Arts and Painting. His collages are a mixture of different mediums influenced by his…..

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The Art of Alexis Peskine

Alexis Peskine is a Parisien resident whose work is renowned for his work on race and identity issues in France. My art is just an elaborate response to my reflections…..

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Un Homme Sans l’Occident

Un Homme Sans l’Occident 2002, ‘A man without the West’, is a french film directed by Raymond Depardon. Depardon is renowned for his photography and film making in the Sahara……

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Statues Also Die

I was fortunate enough in college to take an African Popular Culture class  and African film class where there was much discussion on the beginning of African film. This is…..

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Touba, Senegal: Timelapse Video

Timelapse video of Touba, Senegal by Senegalese photographer Moundor SENE. This project features the Grand Magal de Toube, a religious monument at the heart of the city.  

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On Filming Chad: Mahamat Saleh Haroun

“This view of the world, from this country where there aren’t film-makers, is very important… I make films in solidarity, and because I feel a responsibility to not leave this country…..

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Akinbode Akinbiyi: On Street Photography

My philosophy is that you are quickest on foot. This may sound contradictory. When you walk you move slowly through spaces and by so doing you see more. I have…..

Northern Africa

North African inspired artwork by Meryem Meg

Meryem Meg is a 24 year old Algerian / Bulgarian creative. Meg’s  inspiration stems from a love for North African geometry and organic forms of mark making merged with the Urban.....

Past Perfect: Exploring Museums of Egypt

Photo series by photographer Jason Larkin explores spaces that preserve the past in Egypt. This series focuses on the museums of Egypt and the different styles used in curating and.....

Eastern Africa

Pointilism by Beth Kimwele

Beth Kimwele is a Kenyan artists that works mostly

Feature Artist: Tanzanian Sayuki Mtindiko

Sayuki Mtindiko (b. Ndana, Tanzania) immersed himself into art

We The People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration

We the People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration is

Artwork by Frida Kamau

Western Africa

Feature Artist: Digital Collagist Nkiru Oparah

Tell us a little about yourself. Where are your from, when did your journey into art begin? I’m 28, and a 1st generation Nigerian living in Brooklyn, NY by way.....

On defining African Contemporary Art: Emeka Okereke

“If there is anything like contemporary African art, it is those creations that are cognisant of this element of spontaneity and improvisation, which tends to work with, and draw from.....

Human Encounters: Portrait Series

Nigerian photographer Kadara Enyeasi talks to us about his project Human Encounters. Human Encounters is a photo series that began early 2011. With this, I try to examine the human.....

Interview with the Makers of Outcasts of Jupiter

It has been a while since we last caught up with Shofela Coker. Tell us about the Coker CoOp. Coker CoOp is simply my brother, my sister and I, pulling.....

Central Africa

Francis Mpuya: Conglolese Contempary Artist

Francis Mampuya was born in 1967 in Kinshasa, DRC. He studied Fine Art and with two friends, he founded the group “libristes.” His artistic style features semi-figurative and abstract faces......

I Am Walé Respect Me

Patrick Willocq is a self taught photographer who lived and worked in  the Democratic Republic of  Congo for over 7 years. Willocq’s describes his latest art project I Am Walé Respect.....

Kiripi Katembo

Congelese artist Kiripi Katembo begun his career as a painter before moving to what he is mostly known for, photography and film. In 2008 he created his first film with.....

Southern Africa

Colonial Bastard Typeface

A graphic design project by Zimbabwean born illustrator and graphic designer Osmond Tshuma. The Colonial Bastard Rhodes typeface is a post-colonial critique of both Cecil John Rhodes and the impact.....

African Mix Posters

A little textures and pattern inspiration by graphic designer Elise Hannebicque. Inspired by Nelson Mandela.

Sho’t Left: Celebrating South African Occupations

South African illustrator Karabo Poppy Molestane was inspired by the working people of Pretoria. She created a Zine that showcased the working life of many people in South Africa. I.....

Summer Time in Camps Bay

Summer is in full swing in Cape Town. Photographer Peter Krasilnikoff capture the full delight at Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.