Topic: Africa

The shipwreck of the 20-metre-long (66 ft) fishing boat that sunk off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa on 3 October 2013, killing 366 migrants. The wreck lies at a depth of 50 metres. Island of Lampedusa, Italy, 22 September 2014.
Photo Essay

Lampedusa Shipwreck: From the Depths of the Mediterranean Sea

Photographer Francesco Zizola goes underwater to revisit Europe’s worst migrant shipwreck

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Mark Jerry, who along with his adopted daughter was turned away from an Ebola clinic a day prior, rests at his grandmother?s home in Monrovia, Liberia.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 17, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Models for the designer label David Tlale during a fashion show at the colored community in Bo-Kaap at the Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week on July 28, 2012, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Photo Essay

Go Behind the Scenes of Africa’s Fashion Shows

Photographer Per-Anders Pettersson takes TIME LightBox behind the scenes of Africa’s growing fashion industry

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Namsa Leuba
Out There

A Fresh Look at Africa through Nigeria’s Largest Photo Festival

The LagosPhoto 2014 photography festival sees photographers present work that offer an alternative to the “Afro-pessimism” usually on display in the media

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©TIME/Photograph by James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

James Nachtwey: 30 Years in TIME

To celebrate James Nachtwey’s 30 years as a contract photographer for TIME, we have organized an exhibit of 54 layouts that have appeared in the magazine featuring his work from Chechnya to Somalia and from Afghanistan to Burma.

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Andrew Esiebo
Follow Friday

#LightBoxFF: Instagram as Revolutionary Media with Andrew Esiebo

Lagos-based photographer Andrew Esiebo says Instagram offers a new future for African photographers to show their work to the world without conforming to Western media ideals.

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Cocoa War
Photo Essay

Dark Gold: Giulio Di Sturco Goes Inside Madagascar’s Cocoa War

Giulio Di Sturco visited Madagascar twice in 2013 to document the cocoa battle between the farmers who produce the beans, the gangs who steal them and the police who aim to stop the violence

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Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
Out There

Portraits of the Authentics: Photographing Ancient Cultures Before They Pass Away

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three-and-a-half years documenting the vanishing cultures of the world. His new book, Before They Pass Away, serves as visual record of what is — and what was — as the world continues evolving in 2013.

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Severely mentally disabled men and women are shackled and locked away in Juba Central Prison for years on end. The new nation of South Sudan faces a tremendous challenge to build a modern country capable of caring for all of its citizens. Juba, Sudan. January 2011. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos
Out There

Harrowing Photos of the Mentally Ill in Sub-Saharan Africa

Robin Hammond was awarded a $30,000 grant for his work documenting mental illness in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Conflict and Costume
Out There

Jim Naughten: Conflict and Costume in Namibia

Fifteen years after his first trip to Namibia, photographer Jim Naughten returned to document the Herero tribe — a people whose history and colorful dress has been indefinitely shaped by their colonial experience.

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