April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment
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Phola (center) with the girls of the Amazw’Entombi (Voices of the Girls) Writing Club in South Africa.
April 1, 2013 · 5 Comments
A school girl from Harrare, Ethiopia.
August 14, 2010 · Leave a Comment
Zwelethu Mthethwa, Untitled from “Interiors” series, 2001
By Mohamed Keita
In “Inner Views,” currently on view at The Studio Museum, South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of coal and gold miners, brick layers and sugar cane workers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
August 10, 2010 · Leave a Comment
Tamale, Ghana. 1973
of note: Can you take us through this image? What was the story behind capturing it?
Chester Higgins: It was early one morning in the northern town of Tamale in Ghana. I took a walk to the local bus station. I lingered, leaning against the wall and watching the rush as people jumped into and off open busses. Using the camera lens, I scanned and waited, and then among the throng, this little young girl appeared. Using body language, I asked her to stop so that I could photograph her. She complied. Because of her age and spirit, she reminded me of my young daughter, Nataki, left behind in Brooklyn. When I noticed her plucked eyebrows, I suddenly imagined her at the center of a big loving family.
July 1, 2010 · Leave a Comment
e·merg·ing: an OF NOTE series following groundbreakers in the making
February 19, 2010 · Leave a Comment
Weusi Artist Gaylord Hassan stands in front of his artwork at the Dwyer Cultural Center
December 2, 2009 · Leave a Comment
By Heather Bent Tamir
Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a mold breaker, a musical innovator, and political firebrand. He didn’t just march to his own beat; he invented it. That beat was Afrobeat, a beguiling blend of jazz, funk, pop, and African rhythms that is now jolting Broadway like a thunderclap. Big, bold, and African but with no cinematic bloodlines (like Lion King), no well-known musical score, and no celebrities on the marquee, ‘Fela!’ on Broadway is proof that there is no pat formula for first-rate entertainment. Read more
August 23, 2009 · 3 Comments
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