African photography

#123. Lament the passing of Ricardo Rangel. The man considered to be Mozambique’s greatest contemporary photographer died on June 11. Eleven years ago this month I first saw Rangel’s work when a friend gave me a book of African photography as a wedding present, In/Sight African Photographers, 1940 to the Present (Guggenheim). Through the book I was introduced to the work of Rangel as well as Mali’s Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe, Cameroonian Samuel Fosso and Drum magazine’s Bob Gosani, among others.

© Ricardo Rangel, In the embrace of the night, 1970.

© Ricardo Rangel, In the embrace of the night, 1970.

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Pieter Hugo at the Tate Modern

#32. Spend another day in London. I made my way across the city to the Tate Modern in Southwark in search of Pieter Hugo. I had seen mention somewhere online that his work was on show there. Pieter Hugo’s series The Hyena & Other Men made me a fan. Continue reading