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Spotlight on Kibera

“Kibera’s artists show there is more to their home than what is supposed to form the “slum menu: poverty, poor education, violence… Kibera is also abo...

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Our Heritage

A Note from the Editor

African photography, interestingly, began its journey not too long after the invention of the art form in Europe in the mid-1800’s. What, however, made photography in Africa so unique was that the early practitioners were not African and neither was the subject matter being produced, done for the local African audience. The earliest forms of photography documented the early Christian missionaries’ travels across swathes of the Continent and their work in bringing the Bible and “civilization” to the “natives”. This ideological difference between photography produced in Africa and photography produced in the rest of the world, has resulted in photography being produced that does not represent the authenticity of the African, the aspirations of the African, the hope of the African, the soul of the African, in all its beautiful black, brown and white shades. However, in the last decade or so, the sleeping giant has awoken! There is a new wind sweeping the Continent, and the world of photography is not being left behind. Our African brothers and sisters are taking the reigns over what they consider to be their voice, their face, their lives. African photographers are now behind the lens and telling their own story! This magazine seeks to capture this new voice and share it with the world!
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PSSA Photoshop Tutorial

PSSA (Photographic Society of South Africa) is the oldest photographic society on the Continent and recognised by the South African Government through the Performing Arts Council. PSSA is consulted on all aspects affecting photography in South Africa as well as being able to negotiate protection and exemption for photographic clubs and members. PSSA publishes a...
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5 photo tips you should try

Joe Were, a prolific photographer based in Nairobi Kenya, recently penned a blog offering 5 very interesting photo tips that will turn your photos from every day snapshots to epic masterpieces… The 5 concepts shared can apply to any kind of photography one would like to do. All the images taken (see below) were taken under...