My Africa

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

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Victor Acquah

Over a year ago, I stumbled upon the New York Times Lens Blog and was instantly hooked! Such powerful visual story telling! Then along came Pictory Magazine, with its rich, engaging and beautiful narratives of human stories around special themes. The obvious question I had at the time was, where is the African equivalent of this? Where can we find powerful visual narratives of Africa in a way that explores the wonderful complexities of the lives of its people instead of the warped narratives we have today? Here is my attempt to do that.

The collection of pictures below come from a wide range of photographers. These are reprinted with their permission. My gratitude goes to all of them.  The collection is not finsihed yet. I hope to continually add to it to complete the story. 

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South African Township Barbershops & Salons

From the rural communities of Dzanini, close the border of Zimbabwe, through to neighborhoods of Khayelitsha in Africa's southern most city, the informal barbershop and hair salon play an important part in township life. These businesses are a place where getting your hair cut or styled is sometimes an afterthought. - Simon Weller. View This Gallery
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