The Journey: New Positions in African Photography
edited by Simon Njami and Sean O'Toole
‘The Journey profiles seventeen emerging positions in contemporary African photography. The versatile practices of these young photographers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan encapsulates some of the ambitions, enthusiasms, and possibilities of African photography today. All of them are alumni of the “Photographers’ Masterclass”, a decade-long mentorship-program (2008–2018) by curator Simon Njami and the Goethe-Institut. 13 essays, considering African photography in this particular historical moment, complement the book.’
Sammy Baloji, Eric Gyamfi, Macline Hien, Lebohang Kganye, Ala Kheir, Gosette Lubondo, Mário Macilau, Sabelo Mlangeni, Moss Morwahla Moeng, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Musa N. Nxumalo, Adeola Olagunju, Monique Pelser, Thabiso Sekgala, Georges Senga, Michael Tsegaye, Jansen van Staden
Akinbode Akinbiyi, Lucienne Bestall, Nicola Brandt, Frédérique Chapuis, John Fleetwood, Emmanuel Iduma, Simon Njami, Sean O’Toole, Katrin Peters-Klaphake, Cara Snyman.