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Omar Victor Diop - LIBERTY - SELMA, 2016. Photo: omarviktor.com

Omar Victor Diop, The Power of Contemporary Photography

Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980. Since he was a child, he had a great interest in photography and design, using this interest as a means to achieve to capture the diversity within modern societies and lifestyles in his native Africa.
"The Lemon Bathing Suit", 2019. Photo: Art-Critique

Amoako Boafo aims to challenge the notion of Blackness

Amoako Boafo knew from an early age he wanted to paint, to be an artist. Starting his journey at Ghanatta College of Arts and Design in Ghana, Boafo credits his peers for teaching him his art. A very generous statement from someone who is so clearly naturally talented and unusually modest.
Forbidden Fruit Picker (2015) - Collage painting. Photo: I am Africa

Wangechi Mutu – Hybrid Art

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan-American visual artist widely known for her collages, films, sculptures and installations. Her art reflects on sexuality, femininity, ecology, politics, the world and the futile but often damaging efforts of humans to control it.
The-Egg-2016-oil-and-acrylic-on-canvas

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Art Miles Away From Home

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami is one of the youngest emerging contemporary African artists. Her vivid work is deeply connected to issues surrounding diaspora, displacement and identity.