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Soft and unseen: from the lens of Kojo Anim

Ghanaian photographer, Kojo Anim first became fixated with the artform of photography when he came across his brother’s camera at the age of 10 years old. Now 23 years old, Kojo says that his aim as an artist is to reveal to the world the “soft and unseen emotions” of Africans. Speaking to writer Precious…

Photo Recap: Thebe Magugu x Wanda Lephoto Project 16.1 C launch event

On Friday, 13 May 2022, Bubblegum Club presented the Project 16.1 C launch event in celebration of the ‘Everyday Resistance’ collaboration between Thebe Magugu and Wanda Lephoto. See images below and tag #EverydayResistance Event presented by Bubblegum Club  Photography: Paul Shiakallis Location: House Rech by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens  Production: U4RIA Experiential Agency Powered by Jägermister…

Kahlo Greed is visually reimagining local youth culture through her own lens

Within an incredibly short space of time, my next interviewee has forged an impressive professional career within the photographic space, amassing an extremely impressive portfolio of work under her belt. Assante Chiweshe, known to many by her creative moniker Kahlo Greed, is an emerging Johannesburg-based photographer, identifiable through her signature film portraiture. Taking a closer…

Nipah Dennis and Winneba Fancy Dress Festival // Documenting post-colonial and everyday Ghana

With a history that traces back to 1800s colonial Ghana, the Winneba Fancy Dress festival – also known as Kaakaamotobi or Winneba’s Christmas – is a vibrant and sharp display of cross-cultural integration and post-colonial reinvention.  I first learnt of the masquerade after getting lost on the internet and finding myself on the website/digital portfolio…