Photography has come a long way, from the ancient times of analogue black and white pictures, to modern times where images can be captured and stored digitally. This is why house of photography is launching the African Photo Magazine, a quarterly digital publication that seeks to capture the new voices that are evident in the field of photography in the continent on the 16th of April at the Nailab.
African photography started its journey not too long after the invention of the art form in Europe in the mid-1800’s. What however made photography in Africa so unique is that the early practitioners were not Africans and the content of that photography did not target the local African audience. But, in the last decade or so, the sleeping giant has awoken!
There is a new wind sweeping the continent, and the world of photography is not being left behind. Our African brothers and sisters are taking the reigns over what they consider to be their voice, their face, their lives. African photographers are now behind the lens and telling their own story!
Africa Photo Magazine is to be a collaborative endeavour with various industry practitioners contributing to each quarterly digital issue. Key to this effort is support from the Ministry of Planning and Devolution whose aim is to set a firm foundation for the growth of this young industry. This digital publication is one such avenue.