Today in history: March 6, 1957 - Ghana wins independence from British colonialism.
(image: Kwame Nkrumah, first leader of independent Ghana)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
Antoine Schneck | A Hyper-reality of Burkinabé Portraiture
French photographer Antoine Schneck stands tall in the flooded world of portraiture with his use of incredibly high detailed imagery on vacant black backgrounds. With all other distractions removed it enables a visual examination of his subjects and a further venture into who the person is that is being photographed. A look at his portrait series shot in Burkina Faso along with insights and an interview with the photographer.
Source | anotherafrica.net
More on Dogon architecture. See our last post on Dogon architecture.
The joy is in the details. Above are details found in Dogon architecture. The Dogon people are an ethnic group who live primarily in “Pays Dogon” or “Dogon Country” which is located in the central plateau region of the country of Mali, in the Mopti region of Mali. They also inhabit Burkino Faso. They are renown for their architecture and advanced astronomical knowledge that preceded that of all other astronomers.
YEVU Clothing is a brand that was inspired by and developed in Ghana with handpicked fabrics from the markets of Accra and Kumasi in Ghana, as well as cloths from Cote D’Ivoire and Togo.
'Yevu' is the name for a white person or a foreigner in Ewe, relating to the creator and designer behind the line, Australian Anna Roberston.
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