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AFRICA 21

Exhibition: 7–27 July, 12 noon–5pm (Thu–Sun)

Private View: Friday 6 July, 6pm

Our July show is a group exhibition of photography that grew out of an interest in the burgeoning culture of African-based photojournalism, and an awareness that visual depictions of Africa have become mired in European and American perspectives of Africa and African society as ‘primitive’, as poor, as war-torn, as a repository of poorly managed natural beauty, etc. In turn, this militates against the production of images that depict Africa as a modern, developing continent.

Africa 21 has been devised as a response to this narrative, bringing together work by photographers from Africa, of African origin or with connections to Africa, to reframe 21st century Africa as a mature, upwardly-mobile society – a continent that has come of age.

Africa 21 is generously supported by Cedarberg Travel Africa.