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OLD  Sudanese  

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"Ami Kone" by Malick Sidibe

(brother & sister duo stylists, Kenya).
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(brother & sister duo stylists, Kenya).

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"Who Knows Tomorrow?"

Portraits by Ghanaian photographer Nii Obodai.


September: Highlighting African Photographers

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.


French-Somaliland (Djibouti) colonial portraits, with names, age & tribe. 

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can we say ‘ethnic group’ instead of tribe?

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Photo by Mama Casset


Les st Louisiennes, St Louis du Sénégal, 1915

"The St Louisians, St Louis, Senegal, 1915"


In 1960, Garanger, a 25-year-old draftee who had already been photographing professionally for ten years, landed in Kabylia, in the small village of Ain Terzine, about seventy-five miles south of Algiers. Garanger’s commanding officer decreed that the villagers must have identity cards: “Naturally he asked the military photographer to make these cards,” Garanger recalls. “Either I refused and went to prison, or I accepted. 

“I would come within three feet of them,” Garanger remembers. “They would be unveiled. In a period of ten days, I made two thousand portraits, two hundred a day. The women had no choice in the matter. Their only way of protesting was through their look.”

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FRANCE. Marseille. September 1984.
Northern district. “Cité Bassens”. Algerian wedding.

© Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos

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hard faces

Portraits of Moroccan People, photographed by Leila Alaoui

Leila Alaoui is a French-Moroccan multi-media artist whose work focuses on “cultural identities and migration”, through short films, photography, and video installations.

In her photographic portrait series ‘The Moroccans’, Alaoui travelled the country with a mobile photo studio with the aim of capturing and archiving the “ethnic and and cultural diversity of Morocco” and the “aesthetics of disappearing social realities”. The photos above are taken from this series.

Alaoui’s work also branches out into activism with one of her most recent multimedia projects focusing on creating awareness on the lives of sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco.

See more of her work on her website.

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Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Le Maroc que j’aime, par Marcel Blistene ; photographie par Louis-Yves Loirat ; preface par Jean Orieux. Editions Sun, Paris, 1977.

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Images from South African portrait photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa’s series Brave Ones that features young Zulu men dressed for church.

They are members of the Nazareth Baptist Church in KwaZulu-Natal, an African Initiated Church that blends Christianity with several Zulu traditions. The Church was founded in 1910 by Isaiah Shembe.

The skirts they were are a direct influence of the Scottish kilts, drawn from the Scottish regiments that were once present in that area of South Africa.