Martin Kharumwa: Making images for an African audience

Self-taught Ugandan photographer, Martin Kharumwa is based between Kigali and Kampala. When he isn’t working on editorial and fashion shoots, he “makes” photographs, a practice that he says brings the ideas in his head to life. In this video interview, Kharumwa introduces us to his world of conceptual image making. Living between countries shaped Kharumwa’s…

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Meet the Sierra Leonean Fashion Designer Set To Change The World

Born in the Eastern town of Kono, Sierra Leone Isatu Harrison was raised by her entrepreneurial single mother with her 3 siblings. Whilst living in Kono, civil war broke out which put her community in danger. Her entire family had to escape from the civil war in Kono and moved to the capital of Sierra…

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22 Stunning Vintage Photos of Ghanaian Life and Style

Renowned Ghanaian Fashion photographer James Barnor has captured over 50 years on film. Starting out in Ghana, he was the first photojournalist for the British-formed newspaper The Daily Graphic and later pioneered the first color photo lab to Ghana. Barnor later moved to London amidst the swinging sixties to capture the African diaspora. Below are a few…

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The Real Price of African Coffee

At H.R. Higgins’ aroma-filled store in London’s Mayfair, discerning connoisseurs readily pay a premium for exquisite, high-grade African Arabica coffees. Roasted Malawian Mzuzu coffee beans retail at an eye-watering £47.50 ($70); Tanzanian Kibo Chagga at £47.20; Ethiopian Guji at £46.50 and Kenyan Teaberry at £46.50 per kilogramme at the Duke Street shop. These and other single-origin,…

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Meet Kevin Abraham: The Self-made Stylist and Creative Director Behind the Intriguing Kabangu Series

Born in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, raised in Kawangware, Kevin’s career as a fashion stylist was inspired by his dad’s occupation —a tie and dye printmaker. But that wasn’t all that inspired him; his dad’s way of dressing had also caught Kevin’s eye and heart. A self-taught fashion stylist and creative director, Kevin is now…

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Afroshoes Nyala sneaker collection by Kenyan designer Emo Rugene

Afroshoes is a Kenyan shoe brand founded by Kenyan designer Emo Rugene. According to the founder, the brand originated out of a yearning to create fashionable everyday shoes that Kenyans would identify with. Since, the brand has grown to spread into other markets, making it global. “The brand exemplifies the development and advancement in Industry…

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