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Of Black merfolk and relationships with water: David Uzochukwu’s ‘Mare Monstrum/Drown in My Magic’

It is not for nought that Black people go to the water to pray and commune with our ancestors — what the water gives us, reaches beyond the facts of this material, temporal enfleshed existence. Mare Monstrum/Drown in My Magic is Galerie Number 8 represented Austrian-Nigerian photographer David Uzochukwu’s ongoing photographic series initially began in…

The PROVOKE Era: reflections on counterculture photography and lessons to be mined from it

Provoke Magazine—has over the years—acquired somewhat of a cult following; particularly within the East Asian art sphere. Characterised by its gritty, rough, blurry and often out of focus photographic style which is now referred to as “are-bure-boke”. In truth, are-bure-boke was the perfect form of stylistic expression as its emphasis on movement and disorientation captured,…

Fiction in the art of Adriano Machado

Fiction and art go side by side. One doesn’t depend on the other, however, I do think they become more beautiful the closer they exist to one another. In their junctions, the imagination is provoked and the ability to invent and create becomes clear. All this leads us to great capacities of significance and meaning…

The Journey // new positions in African photography

If one were to ask; what is African photography? The answer would be; that it is variable. Variable, according to the author Will Eaves, is a property that logically transforms. Variability is tethered to change, it can be this or that. Similarly, African photography can be this or that. What is clear is that there…