admiring the covers of these bauhaus books. bibliothèque kandinsky have recently published 9 of these publications as downloadable PDFs (in german)
WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form at Raw Material Company - Dakar, Senegal
1. africa hall women’s student residence, kwame nkrumah university of science & technology, kumasi
2. faculty of science, university of ghana, cape coast
3. mfantsipim boys school, cape coast
4. wesley girls school, cape coast
Important photographic/cultural theory advice from Mark Sealy, director of Autograph ABP. Published in Aperture’s ‘The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas’. (via Autograph’s twitter)
Namsa Leuba “Kitende Congo”
Photographed by Simon Weller, “South African Township Barbershops & Salons” documents the prominence of small barbershops and salons in South Africa, and their symbolism as places for local community members to socialize in conversation. More photography finds.
As you know, I’m a woman who yearns, who longs for. This is the key to me and to the work, and something which is rarely discussed in reviews or essays, which I also find remarkably disappointing… mediated culture excludes us, denies us, erases us. But in the face of refusal, I insist on making work that includes us as part of the greater whole. Black experience is not really the main point; rather, complex, dimensional, human experience and inclusion - even in the shit, muck, and mire is the real point.
abidjan, côte d’ivoire.
shot by photographer & model eddie wrey [via i-d magazine]