Éditions Textuel : Ekow Eshun : Africa 21e Siècle – Photographie Contemporaine Africaine
Here is for the first time the work of a generation of photographers from all over the African continent brought together by Ekow Eshun. These images were all taken in the 21st century, often less than ten years ago.
Far from a stereotypical Western view, Ekow Eshun observes the way contemporary photographers approach Africanity and present Africa as a psychic as well as a physical space. It is a geographical territory, but also a state of mind reflected in their works: from the daily life of sprawling cities and landscapes in perpetual evolution to the weight of the colonial and postcolonial heritage, including questions of gender and sexuality. and identity.
Bringing together more than 300 photographs by 51 artists, Africa 21st century provides a fascinating panorama of a particularly dynamic section of contemporary photography. 51 sharp eyes on contemporary societal, cultural, political and ecological issues.
Ekow Eshun is an exhibition curator, journalist and writer. He collaborates with the BBC, the Financial Times, The New York Times and The Guardian, among others. He is the author of Africa Modern (2017) and Black Gold of the Sun (2005).
Africa 21e Siècle – Photographie Contemporaine Africaine
under the direction of Ekow Eshun
22.5x 28, hardcover