Photo by Logor Oluwamuyiwa.

This Is What Happens When You Strip Lagos of Its Vibrant Color

"Monochrome Lagos," an ongoing project of photographer Logor Oluwamuyiwa, challenges us to see his buzzing city in a different light.

Logor Oluwamuyiwa completely strips a place of its color. The photographer's ongoing project, Monochrome Lagos, forces the viewer to pay close attention to the city's details in the absence of a critical component.

His visual diary that he began in 2013 is a study of the very soul of Lagos—and it's refreshing and raw.
He weaves in and out of his city's streets, capturing its edifices, people and everyday occurrences. His poignant point of view shines through his work, as well as his passion as he subtly dissects Lagos' social divide and identity.

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Photo via Hugo Cantuto's Instagram page.

You Need To See the Stunning Covers of This Afro-Brazilian Comic Series Inspired by the Orishas

'Contos dos Orixás' or 'Tales of the Orishas' is the comic book series celebrating the legacy of Yoruba culture in Brazil.

This comic book series takes the legends of Yoruba mythology and turns them into fierce, Afro-Brazilian superheroes.

Created by Brazilian illustrator and comic artist Hugo Canuto, Contos dos Orixás, or Tales of the Orishas, is the culmination of rigorous research after returning to his hometown of Bahia and building a strong creative team of comic book and animation professionals, African Digital Art shares.

For Canuto, Bahia is the home of Yoruba and Nago heritage. Seeking knowledge from scholars and experts of Candomblé, he was able to develop a comic universe that honors tradition and tells the stories of the orishas in a fresh way.

The illustrations of the orishas from the 90-page comic is what struck our eye. Inspired by comic master Jack Kirby, Canuto portrays Yemanja, Oyá/Iansã, Xango and more like the strong, powerful entities they are in their world.

Take a look at our favorite covers below, and keep up with the series on their Facebook page.

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'God's Orgy' by Bright Ackwerh. Image courtesy of artist.

Bright Ackwerh Uses His Polarizing Satirical Illustrations To Tell the Hard Truths of the World

An in-depth conversation with the Ghanaian artist on his creative process and how his work contributes to socio political commentary.

Bright Tetteh Ackwerh is the 28-year-old satirical illustrator examining the world around him through his work. He livens Ghana's colorful art scene with his truths told through humor. The contemporary artist creates pieces that elicit responses that vary from conversations to debates.

Bright incisively tackles socio political and religious issues. Last spring, he published a piece that so infuriated the Chinese community in Ghana, a letter was written to the president and Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. In the image, China's president, Xi Jinping, can be seen doling out dirty brown water from a vase into bowls held by the Ghanaian president and the Minister of Natural Resources. Off to the side, Ghana's Chinese ambassador is smiling and holding a gold bar. Despite the fact he feels powerless about some of the things transpiring in the world around him, I hold he is unaware of the justice he is doing to his country and others with his radical critiques in the form of art.

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