As requested by neg-ative-space, I took a few more photos around Jos, Nigeria with my iPhone!
Twenty year old Honorine Kauanga (C), leaving the market. Photograph by Dmitri Kessel. Belgian Congo, April 1953.
Les lunettes, by Manufactoriel on polyvore
Photographer, Harandane Dicko, brings us an ingenious photographic series, simply and aptly called LA MOUSTIQUAIRE (The Mosquito Net).
In areas of Africa where malaria is common, mosquito nets have literarily been saving lives. Harandane uses this simple but powerful tool to artistically depict the ‘fragility of life’. The series is shot in black and white, which makes it even more powerful. See…
A quiet and somber evening in West Africa. (at Monrovia, Liberia)
📷 by Xavier Guardans
It was once known as seventh holy city of Islam. It was also called the “City of Libraries” and home to the cultural elite of West Africa. Now Chinguetti is in the process of being swallowed up in its entirety by the desert and will disappear in a few generations.
Less than ten libraries and thousands of rare books remain including important Islamic manuscripts on religion, science and literature.
I hope an army of conservators and preservationists are on their way.
More at Messy Nessy Chic: The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti