The Journey.
New Positions in African Photography.


Text by Akinbode Akinbiyi and Emmanuel Iduma and Frédérique Chapuis and John Fleetwood and Katrin Peters-Klaphake and Lucienne Bestall and Nicola Brandt. Edited by Sean O’Toole and Simon Njami.
Kerber, Germany, 2021. In English. 342 pp., 145 color & 56 black-and-white illustrations, 11xx1¼".



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An exciting glimpse into contemporary African photography, with 17 young artists from all corners of the continent

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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