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Africa State of Mind
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Introduction * 1. Hybrid City * 2. Inner Landscapes * 3. Zones of Freedom * 4. Magic & Memory

The Photographers

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou
Leila Alaoui
Kader Attia
Atong Atem
Shiraz Bayjoo
Girma Berta
Jodi Bieber
Guillaume Bonn
Filipe Branquinho
Edson Chagas
Kudzanai Chiurai
Jabulani Dhlamini
Omar Victor Diop
Yagazie Emezi
Andrew Esiebo
Lalla Essaydi
Hicham Gardaf
Francois-Xavier Gbre
Maimouna Guerresi
Eric Gyamfi
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Pieter Hugo
Delio Jasse
Keyezua
Lebohang Kganye
Phumzile Khanyile
Namsa Leuba
Michael Macgarry
Osborne Macharia
Sabelo Mlangeni
Mohau Modisakeng
Zanele Muholi
Youssef Nabil
Jehad Nga
Nobukho Nqaba
Musa N. Nxumalo
Emeka Okereke
Uche Okpa-Iroha
George Osodi
Ruth Ossai
Dawit L Petros
Athi-Patra Ruga
Zina Saro-Wiwa
Thabiso Sekgala
Michael Tsegaye
Nontisikelelo Veleko
Lina Iris Viktor
Zakaria Wakrim
Alexia Webster
Kyle Weeks

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A mesmerizing, continent-spanning survey of the most dynamic scenes in contemporary African photography, and an introduction to the creative figures who are making it happen.

About the Author

Ekow Eshun is a writer, curator, journalist and broadcaster based in London, whose writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, the Financial Times, the Guardian and Vogue. Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, from 2005 to 2010, and a frequent contributor to BBC radio and television programmes, his previous books include Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in England and Africa, published in 2005.

Reviews

'Ekow Eshun celebrates contemporary African photography' - Observer
'Africa's changing landscapes are beautifully captured by a new generation of home-grown photographers' - Wallpaper*
'A celebratory affection for everyday life that does not ignore contested issues of the past and present' - The Eye of Photography
'A kaleidoscopic view of Africa' - Aesthetica
'A melange of portraiture, landscape and urban photography' - Financial Times
'[Celebrates] the collective consciousness of contemporary African photography' - HERO
'Fascinating' - Royal Photographic Society Journal
'Insightful' - Creative Review
'A wide-ranging compendium of work' - The World of Interiors

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