In 1947, Eliot Elisofon encountered a king in the Congo: Mbopey Mabiintsh ma‐Kyeen. 
When asked to take his picture for Life magazine the king showed up bedecked in full coronation regalia, an outfit passed down from father to son.

In 1947, Eliot Elisofon encountered a king in the Congo: Mbopey Mabiintsh ma‐Kyeen.

When asked to take his picture for Life magazine the king showed up bedecked in full coronation regalia, an outfit passed down from father to son.

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#Eliot Eliofson #regal #king #royal #africa #congo #black and white #photography 
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Marka, Somalia. 1980’s.Source

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Marka, Somalia. 1980’s.

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Mopti, Mali 1990, by Sophie Elbaz

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Mopti, Mali 1990, by Sophie Elbaz

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Helio Oiticica

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Helio Oiticica

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Today marks 20 years since 7 April 1994, the day when the state-sponsored massacre of hundreds of Tutsis and moderate Hutus began in #Rwanda. 20 years later, the small country has developed into a blossoming nation, having used a painful past to create a prosperous and united future.
Photo by Alexia Liakounakou

Today marks 20 years since 7 April 1994, the day when the state-sponsored massacre of hundreds of Tutsis and moderate Hutus began in #Rwanda

20 years later, the small country has developed into a blossoming nation, having used a painful past to create a prosperous and united future.

Photo by Alexia Liakounakou

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#genocide #genocide memorial #rwanda #20 years anniversary #africa #millescollines 
Fela Kuti’s wives

Fela Kuti’s wives

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#Africa #Fela Kuti #music #Nigeria #woman #black women #photography 

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Morroco, Harry Callahan 1980

Morroco, Harry Callahan 1980

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#morroco #africa #harry callahan #photography #master 
by Will Garthwaite (2014)

by Will Garthwaite (2014)

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#Africa #woman #swimming #photography 

FrancoAlgerian Bruno Boudjelal is one of my favorite contemporary African photographers. These are samples of his beautiful work.

For more: http://blog.leica-camera.com/photographers/interviews/bruno-boudjelal-algeria-troubling-proximities/

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#leica #blog #bruno boudjelal #photography #art #africa #algeria #middle east #france