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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…

Scarlet Bright Lights

Nuits Balnéaire’s visual response to the One-Fifth of the Earth’s Surface, a conversation between the Atlantic Ocean, Hakeem Adam & Maxwell Mutanda, is strongly inspired by the feminine energy of the Gulf of Guinea. With this work, the artist captures the feminine energy, force and mystery of the West African coastline of Grand-Bassam — where…