A series of photographs taken by Cameroonian photographer Samuel Finlak.
Black and white portraits taken by Togolese photographer Cornélius Augustt Yao Azaglo.
These photographs of elderly people were taken between 1950-75 of people living in Korhogo, a village in northern Ivory Coast.
Akan Fishermen, The Gold Coast, Ghana (2009 Series)
by Elisabeth Sunday
The Akan Fishermen have been fishing the shores of West Africa over hundreds of generations. I met six Akan fishermen along the shores of the Gold Coast in 2009. After talking a while, they began to express concern over the declining fisheries. They fish by night from handmade canoes using only lines and small nets. I asked the men if I could photograph them and they agreed. I urged them to express their love for the sea by using the fish they capture as metaphor in the way they hold them. They chose the fish and made their own poses understanding that their body language and expressions would tell their story. I photographed the same men in 2010 and again in 2011. This last March of 2011, they were much more comfortable with the camera and their deep connection to the sea and to themselves is fully evident.
Photo by Mama Casset
Les st Louisiennes, St Louis du Sénégal, 1915
"The St Louisians, St Louis, Senegal, 1915"
Accra Harbor ‘57
Photo by Seydou Keita
Mali, circa 1952-55
Situated about five kilometers from the centre of Durban, Cato Manor is an area rich in cultural and political heritage.It was named after Durban’s first mayor, George Christopher Cato.
Cato Manor’s first residents, the Indian market gardeners, to whom Cato sold the land, later leased plots to African families prohibited from owning land themselves.
The vibrant, Afro-Indian culture that came into being from this shared space became a trademark of the area. Its Zulu residents knew the warren of shacks, shebeens and shops that grew into Cato Manor as Umkhumbane– named after the stream on whose banks the shantytown sat.
Cato Manor survived and thrived for many years as a rough-hewn community in direct contradiction to the Apartheid government’s policy of racial segregation.
"Les deux coquins"