Our media partner Nataal returns to the Brooklyn creative space Red Hook Labs with their second co-curated group photography exhibition. Open until 14 May, New African Photography II features nine contemporary artists whose work engages with present-day Africa. The selected artists are showing new, personal bodies of work addressing issues of representation and celebrating fresh perspectives on the continent. Spanning documentary, fashion and portrait photography, as well as video and performance, the exhibition hopes to tell modern narratives that surprise, captivate and inspire.
Girma Berta: Moving Shadows
The line-up includes Ethiopian photographer Girma Berta, Kadara Enyeasi (Nigeria), Cyndia Harvey (UK), Nadine Ijewere (UK), Mimi Cherono Ng'ok (Kenya), Nobukho Nqaba (South Africa), Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Nigeria), Willam Ukoh (Canada) and South African Kyle Weeks. Many of these artists also feature in the book Africa Rising, published by Design Indaba and Gestalten.
Cyndia Harvey: Video stills from "This Hair of Mine"
New African Photography II follows the success of the inaugural curatorial collaboration between Nataal and Red Hook Labs in 2016. US Vogue called the exhibition “a journey into the rich visual culture of Africa” while i-D hailed the line-up as “the new generation of talent changing the face of African photography.” This latest show hopes to build upon these achievements by supporting a larger and more diverse roll call of exceptional image-makers.