From unconventional styles and props to striking image effects, these 5 artistic photographers are capturing thought-provoking images of Africa and leaving their mark in the high fashion industry.
1. Namsa Leuba
Swiss-Guinean Namsa Leuba’s photography focuses on African identity through Western eyes. Equipped with her camera, Leuba re-contextualize African elements and brings these elements into a framework for occidental taste and aesthetic choices.
2. Omar Viktor Diop
Senegalese photographer Omar Viktor Diop mixes his photography with other forms of art, such as costume design, styling and creative writing, and captures the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.
3. Osborne Macharia
Self-taught photographer Osborne Macharia from Kenya gets his inspiration from movies, comics, illustrations, stories and other photographer’s works to tell stories in his photography.
4. Fabrice Monteiro
Belgian-Beninese Fabrice Monteiro is a former model turned photographer. His unique signature style revolves around his passion and love for the heart and the people of his country.
5. Mario Epanya
Hailing from Cameroon, Mario Epanya’s photography focuses on diversity in fashion and portraiture. His work strikingly uses hard light and deep shadows in his signature images.