Everyday Africa continued...

The visual extremes - sentimental touristy postcards at one end, raw photojournalism at the other - are a form of artistic colonialism, an exploitation of African life to fit Northern or Western preconceptions; they - these persistent stereotypes of Africa - distract us from the fact that Africa, the continent, is above all else a place inhabited by ordinary people leading ordinary lives. These are images of ordinary African days, taken in very ordinary ways, without artifice, without manipulation or staging, without exchanges of money or goods. They represent an honest, though by no means complete, rendering of moments in the flow of everyday African life.

 

Ndebele Mother and Children: Photography and Art image from Africa. Benjamin McKendall, the photographer, produces abstract photos using colors and shapes which reflect the beauty and visual appeal of day to day world around us, rather than the sterotypical images we are generally exposed to when dealing with these unusual subjects.

 

Oranges to Market, Naku: Photography and Art image from Africa. Benjamin McKendall, the photographer, produces abstract photos using colors and shapes which reflect the beauty and visual appeal of day to day world around us, rather than the sterotypical images we are generally exposed to when dealing with these unusual subjects.

 

Rush Hour, Harare, Zimbabwe: Photography and Art image from Africa. Benjamin McKendall, the photographer, produces abstract photos using colors and shapes which reflect the beauty and visual appeal of day to day world around us, rather than the sterotypical images we are generally exposed to when dealing with these unusual subjects.

Ndebele Mother a...

 

Oranges to Marke...

 

Rush Hour, Harar...

Schoolchildren, Mombasa: Photography and Art image from Africa. Benjamin McKendall, the photographer, produces abstract photos using colors and shapes which reflect the beauty and visual appeal of day to day world around us, rather than the sterotypical images we are generally exposed to when dealing with these unusual subjects.

 

Swahili Bicycle, Mombas: Photography and Art image from Africa. Benjamin McKendall, the photographer, produces abstract photos using colors and shapes which reflect the beauty and visual appeal of day to day world around us, rather than the sterotypical images we are generally exposed to when dealing with these unusual subjects.

 

Village Children, Takau: Photography and Art image from Africa. Benjamin McKendall, the photographer, produces abstract photos using colors and shapes which reflect the beauty and visual appeal of day to day world around us, rather than the sterotypical images we are generally exposed to when dealing with these unusual subjects.

Schoolchildren, ...

 

Swahili Bicycle,...

 

Village Children...

 

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Photography and Art images about Africa, Mexico, feet, murals, salt, walls, and wrecking yards. Benjamin McKendall, the photographer, produces abstract photos using colors and shapes which reflect the beauty and visual appeal of day to day world around us, rather than the sterotypical images we are generally exposed to when dealing with these unusual subjects.