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Light and Place series by @emmanuel.fola - Featured in volume 2 of African Lens Publication. 2015

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‘Petwo’ series by Zarita Zevallos (@infi_nerdy_ ) - Featured in Volume 4 of African Lens Publication. 2018 - ‘Petwo' is a rite that was formed in the New World by slaves to cope with their everyday situation, it was used as well before the revolution (by the slaves) to find the courage to free themselves. It usually reflects rage, anger and restlessness, but instead of showing that side of the rite, I focused on how powerful, strong and protective it also is; hence why I used women to portray that idea. Petwo helps to empower people. Those words used to define this rite are the creativity behind the series. I wanted people to stand in pride of who they are and what their culture means and not what empires or colonialism has taught us to see our roots; as evil compared to religions. It is not about comparison. Everyone has the right to believe in what they desire without prejudice.

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The state of photography in my country South Africa is very vibrant, its very edgy, its taking a global turn, its very street style and contemporary - 📷 @fundiswantoyi - Featured in volume one of African Lens Publication. 2014

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Mon Veil Amour/My Old Love - @swedk - Featured in Volume 2 of African Lens Publication

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Repost from @carboncopy.africa: No, we do not read each other’s minds... - @noncedocharmaine @nonzuzogxekwa

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Thank you to everyone that joined us have a conversation on photography. Special thank you to photographer @jessicasarkodie, curator Bianca Ama Manu and @nubuke_foundation for giving @africanlens.co the space and platform to share insightful ideas and conversations. Truly honored 🙏🏿

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Some highlights of African Lens Spotlight talk last Friday. Special thank you to @nubuke_foundation for making this happen and thank you to everyone that attended for the insightful conversations. 🙏🏿🙏🏿

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Folks kindly help fund our fellow friends at @fields_mag’s crowdsourcing campaign. The campaign will help raise funds for their next issue on performing arts, a tribute to the late Souleymane Koly, extraordinary thinker, author, playwright, choreographer and founder of Ensemble Koteba d'Abidjan. ‘FIELDS MAG is a bilingual quarterly print magazine and multimedia platform about the world, its We are passionate about our content. We advocate for slow journalism, curated photography and a strong visual identity. From Africa to the world, FIELDS MAG is as smart as it is beautiful.’ - Kindly head over to @fields_mag for more information

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We had Amazing turnout for our exhibition opening last Saturday night, over 400 people attended and We are intrigued with the love and support from everyone. We are thankful for everyone that joined us celebrate our incredibly talented Female African Photographers. Special thank you to curator Bianca Manu, Christine Boateng and the entire team at @nubuke_foundation for helping bring the exhibition to life. Thank you to Oriaikhi-Sao Foundation for sponsoring the exhibition. Big THANK you to all the contributing photographers for the exhibition and the book. This would not have been possible without each of you. @heathatrottlives @sincerelyhilina @fundiswantoyi @lafrohemien @afrikansniper @infi_nerdy_ @_adamajalloh @amaalsaid @delphinediallo @jessicasarkodie @lyraoko The exhibition is ongoing till April 29, 2018

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We had Amazing turnout for our exhibition opening last Saturday night, over 400 people attended and We are intrigued with the love and support from everyone. We are thankful for everyone that joined us celebrate our incredibly talented Female African Photographers. Special thank you to curator Bianca Manu, Christine Boateng and the entire team at @nubuke_foundation for helping bring the exhibition to life. Thank you to Oriaikhi-Sao Foundation for sponsoring the exhibition. Big THANK you to all the contributing photographers for the exhibition and the book. This would not have been possible without each of you. @heathatrottlives @sincerelyhilina @fundiswantoyi @lafrohemien @afrikansniper @infi_nerdy_ @_adamajalloh @amaalsaid @delphinediallo @jessicasarkodie @lyraoko The exhibition is ongoing till April 29, 2018

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We had Amazing turnout for our exhibition opening last Saturday night, over 400 people attended and We are intrigued with the love and support from everyone. We are thankful for everyone that joined us celebrate our incredibly talented Female African Photographers. Special thank you to curator Bianca Manu, Christine Boateng and the entire team at @nubuke_foundation for helping bring the exhibition to life. Thank you to Oriaikhi-Sao Foundation for sponsoring the exhibition. Big THANK you to all the contributing photographers for the exhibition and the book. This would not have been possible without each of you. @heathatrottlives @sincerelyhilina @fundiswantoyi @lafrohemien @afrikansniper @infi_nerdy_ @_adamajalloh @amaalsaid @delphinediallo @jessicasarkodie @lyraoko Thank you to photographer @linaalvley_photos for capturing The exhibition🙏🏿 - The exhibition is ongoing till April 29, 2018

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Unveiling African Lens volume 4 (Diaspora Cover) Cover image by @amaalsaid - African Lens volume 4, a special issue celebrating African women and featuring female African photographers. - Happy International Women’s day to all African women and women around the world. - Volume 4 features: @heathatrottlives @sincerelyhilina @fundiswantoyi @lafrohemien @afrikansniper @infi_nerdy_ @_adamajalloh @amaalsaid @delphinediallo @jessicasarkodie @lyraoko

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Unveiling African Lens volume 4 (Motherland Cover) Cover image by @lyraoko - African Lens volume 4, a special issue celebrating African women and featuring female African photographers. - Happy International Women’s day to all African women and women around the world. - Volume 4 features: @heathatrottlives @sincerelyhilina @fundiswantoyi @lafrohemien @afrikansniper @infi_nerdy_ @_adamajalloh @amaalsaid @delphinediallo @jessicasarkodie @lyraoko

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Preview of African Lens volume 4, a special issue celebrating African women and featuring female African photographers. - Happy International Women’s day to all African women and women around the world. - Volume 4 features: @heathatrottlives @sincerelyhilina @fundiswantoyi @lafrohemien @afrikansniper @infi_nerdy_ @_adamajalloh @amaalsaid @delphinediallo @jessicasarkodie @lyraoko

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African Lens curator Aaron Yeboah Jr(@2dotsspace) Is appointed as one of the distinguished judges of The Contemporary African Prize 2018. @capprize -- CAP Prize is the international contemporary African photography Prize awarded since 2012. The call for entries is open until February 7, 2018. More information via: capprize.com

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Beyond publication, the ultimate goal of African Lens is to have a platform to not only feature and celebrate the works of African Photographers, but to also change the narrative of Africa. In May 2016, African Lens partnered with Beyond Luxury Media to create 'Not One Story' visual campaign for @weareafricatravel -- Photographers @fundiswantoyi @truthslinger @kwvku @yannisdavy @nonzuzogxekwa @noncedocharmaine showcased their work shining light on the beauty, creative, rich and diverse culture of Africans.

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Our Sunday inspiration: Photographer @kwvku blessed us with creative and colorful images for African Lens volume 3. -- Order a copy at africanlens.co/shop

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Volume 4 of African Lens is coming together beautifully and we strongly believe it will be our best publication yet. Kindly stay with us 🙏🏿 -- Photography by @infi_nerdy_ for African Lens volume 4

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