Africa: Faces and Places

Masai women with traditional  ornaments. Image courtesy iStock.

Maasai women with traditional ornaments. Image courtesy iStock.

Africa is all about layers and light. The layers come from the incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, characters and ways of life. The light is also offered up in so many ways – golden sunsets over the Sahara, the multiple blues of the oceans, the colourful colours of a bustling marketplace, the soft cool greens of a forest in Gabon, the inkiness of Africa’s spectacular night skies.

In Africa, nothing is predictable, everything is changing and for photographers, it is a magical space to tell stories through pictures and places…

Anantara Medjumbe Island - traditional dhow

Medjumbe Island, Mozambique: Traditional dhow and layers of blue. Image courtesy Anantara Medjumbe island.

Jamaa el Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco.

The bustling marketplace of Jamaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh, Morocco. Image courtesy iStock.

Giraff, Nairobi National Park. Image courtesy iStock.

Nairobi National Parki: A national park in a city. Image courtesy iStock.

Tuareg, Morocco

The incredible light of the Sahara Desert. Image by iStock.

Image courtesy andBeyond.

Mokoro journey, Okavango, Botswana. Image courtesy andBeyond.


Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Image by Darling Lama Productions.

Gabon Gorillas

Gorillas in Gabon. Image courtesy iStock.

Accra Fish by Getty Images

Traditional fish with herbs, Accra, Ghana. Image courtesy Getty images.

Sea of beach umbrellas at city market. All images by Christopher Clark

A sea of beach umbrellas at a city market in Brazaville. Images by Christopher Clark.

Still and silent, Abuja. Image courtesy iStock.


Local gad-about, Benin. Image by Kim Harrisberg.

Zimbabwe traditional

A traditional way of life, Zimbabwe. Image by Shaun Mallett.

Jabulile Ngwenya, Sawubona's Deputy Editor in full flight.

Freedom and flight. Image courtesy SAWUBONA magazine.

Boats at Elmina, Ghana. Image courtesy Darling Lama Productions

Boats at Elmina, Ghana. Image courtesy Darling Lama Productions.

Lioness and cubs iStock

Africa, place of love and light. Image courtesy iStock.

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