Ignoring Africa

A Senegalese wrestler (Photo by Denis Rouvre)

There were several incredible photos from Africa in this year’s World Press Photo awards, from Denis Rouvre’s portraits of Senegalese wrestlers to Malick Sidibe’s wonderful fashion series for the New York Times magazine.

It was, as Glenna Gordon pointed out on Scarlett Lion, “great to see photos that aren’t of poverty porn.”

So it’s a shame that the World Press Photo organisers have decided to bring the winners’ exhibition to just one venue in Africa. To put that in context, the exhibition is going to be shown at seven separate venues in the Netherlands alone.

*10 points to anyone who can guess where in Africa the exhibition will be held. No cheating.

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7 responses to “Ignoring Africa

  1. stevebloomfield

    That would make sense. But no.

  2. Must be somewhere in South Africa. Cape Town or Johannesburg..hmm

  3. stevebloomfield

    Nope.

  4. Nairobi? Or somewhere in North Africa?

  5. I cheated. …Interesting choice!

  6. stevebloomfield

    Let me put you out of your misery. It’s Luanda. No, I don’t know why either.

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