I just came across an exciting opportunity for photographers based across Africa. Agility are hosting a continent wide photo competition and are specifically searching for images that highlight “today’s vibrant, modern African reality”. Winners can win up to $4,000.00 in three categories: industry, technology and cities.
For more details about how to enter this competition and what exactly the judges are looking for, click here.
Last year’s winners in each category are below:
I love the creative arts, especially performance theatre. I came across this amazing short film about a young girl who’s searching for healing in the wake of her grandmother’s passing. After her mother throws away show tickets, she decides to attend a Dance Theatre of Harlem performance. The young girl watches in awe as the Black ballerinas whirl with grace, later finding herself beaming with inspiration as a result.
Written by Charlie Sohne and directed by Daniel Schloss, it truly is beautiful piece of work
I find beauty everywhere, but its on Instagram that I find the beauty as seen by others – and I love experiencing the lives of others by what they visually put on their Instagram feeds.
One of my favourite pages is @BeBeautifulla. Check out a few of my favourite posts and follow if you enjoy :-)
The work of Ivorian digital artist and storyteller, Paul Sika, is as thought provoking as it is captivating. I especially love the extreme visual quality of his images, which, for me, entices me to engage with every single detail of each image.
There is serious beauty in the rawness of his work. The more I look at it, the more I love it.
Ghanaian photographer, Zohra Opoku, is debuting her solo exhibition at the Armory in NYC. Her work explores what it means to grow up in the West, and later, confront a set of ideas about blackness, Africa, and belonging—as both an artist and a woman.