African Photographers Kureng Dapel And Rich Allela Bring An African Queen Back To Life

From the bowels of Kenya, a prophesy about British oppression had gone ahead. What also followed was that the savior would be a woman. Continue reading »

Meet Diandra Forrest, Stunning Albino African American Model

This green-eyed blonde with African features made a splash in the fashion world. According to critics, Diandra Forrest has an absolute beauty, and her story – contemporary Cinderella’s story. Continue reading »

African Souls: The Amazing Photographs Of Animals By Manuela Kulpa

The “African Souls” series of the German photographer Manuela Kulpa, who captures the African animals with a very particular look and rendering. Some beautiful photographs through which she seeks to express the beauty, the strength, but also the fragility of wildlife and our environment. Continue reading »

Abushe, An African Child With Plastic Eyes


Eric Lafforgue

Abushe lives in southern Ethiopia. No one would pay any attention to him, but if you catch a glimpse of his eyes, their incredible magnetic colour will stop you in your tracks. Abushe suffers from the Waardenburg syndrome. One of the characteristics of this syndrome is an abnormal spacing between the eyes but mainly a special pigmentation of the irises. This phenomenon is rare. Its effects are obviously striking on a child with black skin like the little Ethiopian. Continue reading »

Meet Khoudia Diop, Stunning Charcoal Black African Model

1

Khoudia Diop is a young Senegalese fashion model who recently rose to internet stardom after her unusually dark skin tone was captured in a photo for the Colored campaign, a platform that celebrates different skin shades. Khoudia’s melanin-rich skin has taken the internet by storm, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, especially on Instagram, where she regularly posts photos of herself using the handle @melaniin.goddess. People seem crazy about her stunning natural beauty and unique skin tone, showering her with compliments about her look and declaring themselves impressed by her positive attitude and confidence. Continue reading »

Photographer And Her Friends Reclaim Their African Roots In Visually Striking Portraits

1
Image courtesy of Atong Atem

25 year-old South Sudanese, Melbourne based photographer Atong Atem discusses Studio Series, a series of portraits inspired by vintage African studio photography. With these images, Atong and her friends, who posed as her subjects and who all live in Australia, aim to celebrate the culture of their countries of origin in Africa. Continue reading »

Stunning Vintage Photos Show The Beauty Of African-American Women From Between 1920s And 1940s

1

These stunning vintage snapshots show the beauty of African-American women in their normal lives from between 1920s to 1940s. Continue reading »

An African-Inspired Treehouse Has Sprouted Up In London

1

Virgin Holidays have built a South African inspired treehouse on London’s Southbank, to promote travel to South Africa. The temporary treehouse installation (only there for one week) was inspired by the Lion Sands Game Reserve accommodation in South Africa. The treehouse is positioned 35-feet above the ground. The best part about this treehouse is that you can win an overnight stay in it. Continue reading »

Stunning Pink Landscapes Of The Deadly African Congo

1

What you’re about to see is not an illusion.

The innovative (and as we’re about to find out) equally daring photographer Richard Mosse captured these starling images from the war torn territory of the Congo in Africa. Deep in the jungle war zone Mosse opted to use a rare (and now discontinued) military surveillance technique known as ‘Kodak Aerochrome’. Continue reading »

Colorful Fans of the 2015 African Cup of Nations

1
Ghana fans cheer during the team’s 2015 African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Algeria in Mongomo January 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Hutchings/Reuters)
Continue reading »

South African Academy Trains Anti-Poaching Dogs

“Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect’s vehicle or follow the spoor of armed poachers in South Africa’s besieged wildlife parks. Dogs are a small part of an increasingly desperate struggle to curb poaching in Africa, where tens of thousands of elephants have been slaughtered in recent years to meet a surging appetite for ivory in Asia, primarily China. In South Africa, poachers have killed more than 1,000 rhinos this year, surpassing the 2013 record. Countries and conservationists are trying more robust patrols and surveillance, community programs and other tactics against criminal gangs that sometimes benefit from official corruption. As the conflict rages, elite dogs and handlers are drilling at an anti-poaching academy northwest of Johannesburg. The course prepares canine units to find firearms or contraband, track suspects in the undergrowth and abseil in harnesses from helicopters in pursuit of poachers. Dogs and handlers learn to trust each other and fine tune a relationship balancing control and aggression”. – Christopher Torchia via The Associated Press.

1
In this photo taken Wednesday, November 26, 2014 attack dogs and their handlers apprehend a “rhino poacher” center, after alighting from a helicopter into water, in a simulation exercise showing training at an academy run by the Paramount Group, near Rustenburg, South Africa. The course prepares canine units to find firearms or contraband, track suspects in the undergrowth and abseil in harnesses from helicopters in pursuit of poachers. Dogs and handlers learn to trust each other and fine tune a relationship balancing control and aggression. (Photo by Denis Farrell/AP Photo)
Continue reading »

South African Rhinos Relocated to Escape Poachers

1
Dr. Marius Kruger (C) and memeber of the Kruger National Park keeps the head of a rhino up during a white rhino relocation capture on October 17, 2014. The Kruger National Park relocated four rhinoceros from a high risk poaching area to a safer area as part of ongoing strategic rhinoceros management plan. (Photo by Stefan Heunis/AFP Photo)
Continue reading »

South African Leopard Catches Sandgrouse

Deftly he finished with a birdie that they fly so low? Continue reading »

Daniel Laine’s Fantastic Work on African Kings


JOSEPH LANGANFIN
Benin

Representing the Abomey dynasty, Joseph Langanfin is the president of CAFRA, the council of Abomey’s royal families. With this title, he is considered as the official representative of the kings of Abomey. He presided at the centenary ceremonies for the death of King Glele, who was his great granfather.

Continue reading »