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"Euphoria of two young men as they meet and greet each other"

Taken by Ambroise Ngayimoko, Angolan-born DRC photographer, in 1972.

J.D.’Okhai Ojeikere - Untitled, Circa 1959

Vintage photographs of individuals from Africa.

Location unknown by judging by their attire and hairstyles, my assumption is Southern Africa.

Although the world never fails to rave about the iconic images of Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe, one of my favourite vintage Malian photographers who emerged during the same period as his aforementioned counterparts, is Adama Kouyate.

I can’t quite place my finger on what it is that draw me to his photographs, and why he manages to somehow stand out from the other two (for me, that is), but I can perhaps attribute it to the uniquely diverse and often lively people he photographed. Not a single person looks uninteresting to me, and I can more than appreciate their fashions and poses. From restless children and women imitating ‘okada’ drivers, to straight-faced adults, fashion-conscious youth, and serious jokers and posers.

"Ami Kone" by Malick Sidibe

eastafricaart:

Photographs by Musa (Moses) Katuramu, from a collection preserved by his son Jerry Bagonza. Visit the History in Progress Uganda facebook page to comment and identify scenes/individuals.

Photographs by Cameroonian photographer Joseph Chila.

September: Highlighting African Photographers

A series of photographs taken by Cameroonian photographer Samuel Finlak.

September: Highlighting African Photographers

When speaking about some of Africa’s most iconic photographers, the name Jacques Touselle is rarely, if ever, mentioned. Touselle, whose career spans over photo years, established his own photo studio, Studio Photo Jacques, in the 1970s in Mbouda, Cameroon where, like many other photographers at the time, he photographed everyday people - from children and families, to elders, friends and couples. 

The photos above are portraits taken by Touselle in his studio in the 1970s-1980s.

September: Highlighting African Photographers

When speaking about Africa’s most iconic photographers, the name Jacques Touselle is rarely, if ever, mentioned. Touselle, whose career spans over 40 years, established his own photo studio, Studio Photo Jacques, in 1970 in Mbouda, Cameroon where, like many other photographers at the time, he photographed everyday people - from children and families, to elders and couples.

Above are a few personal photographs of Touselle and some portraits taken by him in his studio and elsewhere.

September: Highlighting African Photographers

amiyak:

Moses Katuramu (born 1913 in Fort Portal - passed on 1986 in Mbarara) was a carpenter. He trained from Makerere, then still a technical college and was a teacher and deputy headmaster at Mbarara Highschool (1940-1949). After that he had his own carpentry workshop in Rahoro (Mbarara) and started his own carpentry school in Rubiri in 1954. Next to all this he owned a camera and used it a lot. Mostly to photograph the people around him, but sometimes he was also commissioned to make portraits or cover events. The collection is kept in a very good state by Musa’s son Jerry Bagonza who gave permission to share his father’s work with you.”

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Miriam Makeba with Sonny Pillay and his family, 1959.

Makeba and the Durban-Indian ballad singer, born Shunna Pillay, were briefly romantically involved after Makeba left an abusive relationship with her first husband and father of her only daughter Bongi, James Kubayi. 

Of his relationship with the late singer, Pillay says:

“My relationship with Miriam had no family pressure, just gossip. Our romance lasted a few months and then we moved on. We remained the closest of friends until her death.”

“Miriam Makeba and I had a brief romance. If we were married, it would have lasted a lifetime.”

Photograph by South African photographer Ranjith Kally.

September: Highlighting African Photographers

Rita Lazarus, Miss Durban, 1960.

Photographed by South African photographer Ranjith Kally.

September: Highlighting African Photographers

nigerianostalgia:

A veteran of the Biafra War showing his medals. 1982.
Vintage Nigeria

killerbeesting:

Dorothea Lange - Egypt, 1962 - 1963

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