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Exhibitions Tagged #African Voices

Sustainable Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2022

Presented by Social Documentary Network, ZEKE Magazine

These documentary exhibits explore sustainable solutions to the climate crisis: the Indigenous People’s Burn Network in the western United States; Nemo’s Garden in Italy — the world’s first underwater greenhouse; the African Women Rising’s Permagarden Program in Uganda, and others.

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The Hands that Make a Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2022

Presented by The International Rescue Committee

The Hands That Make a Home is a visual story about what happens when four refugees and a migrant rebuild home with the help of their new community.

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WEINDE

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2021

WEINDE is an iteration of Afro Diaries. It is a mixed-media collage series of photography reflective of African emancipation, flight, futuristic cities, travel, and spirituality.

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As We Are: Collaborative Portraits With Uganda’s Gulu Women With Disabilities Union

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2021

A series of collaborative portraits made with the Gulu Women with Disabilities Union (GUWODU) in Gulu, Uganda celebrating individuality and personal expression. From the custom-made outfits to the vibrant backdrops, the women guided every decision to best represent their individual stories and styles.

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Congo In Conversation

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Congo in Conversation is an innovative collaborative chronicle, presented by the Carmignac Photojournalism Award and Finbarr O’Reilly. It addresses the human, social, and ecological challenges that the Democratic Republic of Congo faces today.

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In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership Of Peace

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Through the lens of local women photographers, we seek to elevate, amplify and increase the visibility of women’s participation in—and their essential contributions to—peace and security.

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Die lewe is nie reg vir my nie (This life is not right for me)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2020

Gangsterism in Schauderville was constructed during the apartheid era. Although apartheid is abolished, the trauma that emerged from years of oppression is still alive. This work exemplifies a humane representation of a community, trying not to let the past, nor the stereotypes, define them.

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BORN FREE – Mandela’s Generation of Hope

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

In 1994, twenty five years ago, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president and his nation was a free country. The children born around that time are now young adults: the born-free generation for whom racial segregation is a thing of the past. But how free are they now?

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Cimarrona: Women and African Spirituality

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

This ongoing project explores the representation of women and African spirituality: as guardians of ancestral African practices, as a method of cultural preservation, and to challenge the cultural resistance of the diaspora in the Ecuadorian territory.

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Kibera Stories

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Kibera Stories shares the realities of life inside Africa’s largest slum and its people, its talent, and its potential, while providing insight and raising awareness about life inside the slum.

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LAMBA

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

LAMBA is an ongoing photography project by Miora Rajaonary intended to show how the lamba, a traditional Malagasy garment, serves as a symbol of the island’s cultural heritage, pride, and a form of empowerment for Malagasy people.

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Love Yourself: The Girls of Nyal, South Sudan

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

In South Sudan, where years of conflict and poverty has forced families to marry off young daughters in order to survive, Oxfam worked with young women in Nyal, South Sudan to document their challenges, hopes, and dreams for the future looking through the lens of a camera.

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No Wahala, It’s All Good: A Spiritual Cypher within the Hip-Hop Diaspora

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

No Wahala, It’s All Good: A Spiritual Cypher within the Hip-Hop Diaspora is a representation of the cultural connection between Africa and its diaspora.

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Faces Never Forgotten

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Faces Never Forgotten offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Somalis living in Somaliland, a nation shrouded in misconceptions and myths.

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A Love Letter from the Pearl to the Game of Baseball

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

The distinctly American sport of baseball was introduced to Uganda in the 1990’s by missionaries and it attracted large numbers of youngsters eager to pick up bats and balls.

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ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering engages photography as a practice containing attributes and religious traditions of Africa and its diaspora.

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Priya Ramrakha – the recovered archive

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Ramrakha’s iconic images defied stereotype, censorship and editorial demand, capturing key moments from segregated colonial oppression in his home in Kenya, and tying those to moments of black struggle and surprising solidarities in the US in the 1960s.

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ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

This exhibition takes the altar out of its religious context and interrogates photography as a practice containing the same attributes as altars. The images presented in this exhibition examines several religious traditions that have originated in and/or practiced on the African continent and throughout the world.

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This Time We Are Young

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

This project follows three Ugandan teenagers as they navigate the challenges and joys of youth.

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Too Far to Walk

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Saving Mothers presents a series of photographs from a community in Northern Kenya where women suffer disproportionately from poor access to health services, discrimination, and at times, victimization by harmful traditions.

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Ebifananyi, The Photographers Trilogy

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In presentations of historical photographs from Africa, Uganda was—until recently—only mentioned in relation to photographs produced by non-Ugandans or members of the Ugandan diaspora. The first three books in the Ebifananyi series change this status quo by presenting photographs produced by Deo Kyakulagira (1940-2000), Musa Katuramu (1916-1983) and Elly Rwakoma (ca.1938).

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Foreseen: New narratives from the African Photojournalism Database

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

This exhibition showcases the work of African visual storytellers selected from the African Photojournalism Database (APJD). At the core of the APJD is the mission to celebrate refreshing and diverse stories told by photographers often overlooked by the global media industry—stories that are not widely seen in the current, exclusive media landscape.

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Ke Lefa Laka

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Eight years ago, I lost my mother and I needed to explore the possibility of keeping a connection with her. In my journey, I began looking for pieces of my mother in the house, I found many photos and clothes, which had always been there, but which I had ignored over the years. There she was, smiling and posing in these clothes.

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The Patriots Story

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“The Patriot Story” is a portrait series that tells the rarely told stories of the living Ethiopian Patriots, who proudly fought against the Italian army during the five-year occupation (1935-1941) in Ethiopia under the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini.

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A Climate for Conflict

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Through photography, rare archival imagery and a documentary short, “A Climate for Conflict” explores the environmental roots of conflict in Somalia, and the ways its woes spill beyond its place on the map.

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Boda Boda Madness

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Meet Mad Max Driver, Machette, Vibze, Ghost Rider, Red Devil, Lion and The Rasta Driver! These motor drivers proudly cruise through Nairobi wearing dazzling outfits on their matching bikes. The outfits are designed by Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case in the context of the collaborative project, “Boda Boda Madness” by Bobbin and Dutch artist Jan Hoek.

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Dual Shadows: East Africa’s LGBT Refugees

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“Dual Shadows” is a three-part project about the LGBT refugees of East Africa. It follows them from their homes, where they faced unimaginable abuse; to Kenya, where they fled to but faced more hardship; to the US, where many are eventually resettled through a process that takes years.

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Extraordinary Women in West Africa

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

This exhibition and documentary traces the lives of five West African women, emphasizing the exceptional contribution of women to development.

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Smallest Library in Africa

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“The Smallest Library in Africa” tells the story of Peter Otieno, a Kenyan visionary who saw the need to fill the education gap and address one of the main problems in the Mugure slums of Baba Dogo-Nairobi, Kenya: access to books.

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Stories of Survivors

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Between 2011 and 2016, more than 33,300 Africans lost their lives to violent extremism. The growth of violent extremism has set in motion a dramatic reversal of development gains in Africa, and is also threatening to stunt prospects of development for years to come.

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Ebola Through the Lens

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Apart from health workers and people within the communities, photojournalists were among the few others to come face-to-face with Ebola. The exhibit showcases some of their work, providing a space to share their experiences and the stories behind the moments captured.

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Faithfully

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This collection of portraits was taken in Lalibela, Ethiopia. I took these pictures in one of the biggest markets in the city of Lalibela. As a fashion designer and photographer, I found people that visually caught my attention. I wanted to show colorful and stylish people in different ages. Basically, I was looking for fashion inspiration in the area, because people wear their best clothes when they go to the market.

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Humans in Exile

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

When war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, hundreds of thousands of people fled to the unknown in neighboring countries. By April 2016, more than 280,000 people had taken shelter in refugee camps in Western Ethiopia. The majority are women and children.

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Diagram of the Heart

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Rabi Tale is one of several dozen popular romance novelists living in the northern city of Kano, Nigeria’s second biggest city, and the city with the largest Muslim population in the country.

 

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Photography In Ethiopia (PIE)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Photography in Ethiopia (PIE) is an opportunity for emerging photographers in Ethiopia to showcase their work.

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The People of South Ethiopia

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

The portraits you see here, were made out of pride, respect, and my desire to portray these beautiful people in a dignified fashion.

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Scenes From the Ebola Crisis

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Daniel Berehulak, a freelance photographer who works mostly for The New York Times, spent four months last year covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. As he covered the story’s full arc, he took few breaks and many precautions.

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River Gambia: A 1044km African Odyssey

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

When photographer Jason Florio got word that plans were afoot to create a massive hydro-electric dam on the River Gambia – one of Africa’s last free-flowing major rivers – he knew he wanted to attempt to follow the river’s course, before the natural flow was choked. Conservationists fear the dam will have massive environmental impact on many communities, as well as wildlife that rely on the natural flow and seasonal rise and fall of the water.

 

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Events and Sessions Tagged #African Voices

Sep 242016

Images of Africa: Lessons Learned from Media Coverage of Crises

At the height of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there was intense global media coverage — much of it focused on international aid efforts. The media was criticized for depicting Africans as silent victims, ignoring the many citizens who mobilized to fight the epidemic. What role can media play in conveying a more nuanced and multifaceted view?

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