The New African Photography is a documentary series which profiles six African artists determined to take back control of how their continent is portrayed. This six-part series showcases how a new generation of African photographers are keen to celebrate what is unique about the region, while remaining unflinching about the real problems facing their countries. Ultimately, it shows their optimism about Africa’s future.
(via Artscape - Al Jazeera English)
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"Though his images record a particular place at a certain point in time, Eggleston is not interested in their documentary qualities. Instead, when asked what he is photographing, Eggleston simply answers ‘Life today’. Curator Simon Baker explores the work of this master and pioneer of colour in fine art photography, on display at Tate Modern. ‘William Eggleston never takes multiple shots of the same image’ says Baker, instead he takes ‘just the right picture at just the right moment’."