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africa.photography: late pass edition

Posted: November 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: multimedia, music, photography, video | Comments Off

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Screen shot from Hey, Hot Shot! site © C. De Middel

AFRONAUTS: File this under: “a future that never was”. Photographer Cristina De Middel uses the fact of a failed 1960’s Zambian proposal for a space program as a starting point for a photo series called “Afronauts”. Lovely concept. Beautiful tones in the images.

Video feature: “Delphine Diallo: Creative Control”

MIXED MEDIA: I discovered Delphine Diallo’s work a few years ago with Magic Photo Studio a series of painted on/around photos created after a trip to Senegal. She has a current project, an art book titled “The Gift” being funded via Kickstarter. Go there and support the work of this artist-to-watch.

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FELA’S QUEENS: Kalakuta Queens, circa 2011. Photographer James Petrozello’s portraits of the dancers of “Fela!”, the Broadway show currently touring the US. WARNING: some images NSFW.

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Screen shot from New Yorker site. © M. Sidibe, Jack Shainman Gallery

SIDIBE WATCH: The New Yorker: The Party People of Bamako. This past summer the ever-fresh photos of Malick Sidibe were showing in not one, but two New York City galleries.


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