Senegal: Senegal Stills

French photographer, Christophe Negrel, takes such lovely real photographs of Senegal. From images of young men participating in the popular wrestling sports, to stealing pictures of walker-bys, this series is just real. And that is where its beauty lies. The series looks like a photo diary – I would have loved to have some commentary…

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Nigeria: Postcards from Nigeria

John Hinde was a talented photographer who earned his fame in the ‘40s and ‘50s, especially with his work in colour photography, right when colour was a new thing. He travelled the world and took some amazing photographs, producing them as postcards! By the time he passed away in the early ‘90s, millions of his…

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Mali: The Women of Peul

Italian photographer, Roberto Nencini, travelled to Mali and took the opportunity to photograph daily community life of the women of the Peul tribe. He expressed fascination with their colourful tribal jewelry and their way of life. These beautiful words from Nencini accompany his simple and beautiful images of the tribe. “In this area of West…

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Ethiopia: Of Omo Valley

Photographer, Heida Helgadottir, takes these absolutely stunning black and white images of real women and children in the South of Ethiopia, specifically the Omo Valley. I can’t explain how a black and white image can look so rich, but it does. From her site, you can see that Heida is such a traveller, and the…

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Eritrea: 1936

Ace photographer, commonly known as Mariotto52, has shared with us these lovely vintage portraits of people taken in Eritrea in the 1930s. There are many reasons why I love these portriats, and not least of them are the subtle emotions of each character, the vintage yet glowing quality of each image, and the realness of…

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Djibouti: Djibouti, Edition Delroisse

Djibouti is a small country by the horn of Africa. You never really hear anything about it though, maybe because of it’s size. But thanks to Edition Delroisse, we see a little bit more. Edition Delroisse was a publisher in the ’70s that specialized in travelling the world and bringing us images one country at a time. Their…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: War on Pink

Photographer, Richard Mosse, captures images of Eastern Congo in the midst of war and violence. But he does it so differently! He has used military air-surveillance equipment to capture the Republic of Congo such that every green is now pink. Somehow, the vast backdrop of pink allows the images of the real people captured to…

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