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Prêt-À-Poundo: Black Fashion Week Paris - Sophie Nzinga Sy

Senegalese Sophie Nzinga Sy presents her first collection during Black Fashion Week Paris.


Black Fashion Week creator Adama Ndiaye invited the young and talented Senegalese newcomer Sophie Nzinga Sy to present her first collection during the event in Paris. Boasting elegant style, perfect shapes and a range of colors from white to red, Sy's collection is homogeneous, sober and refined but in no way flashy. All pictures by Nicolas Romain

Designer Sophie Nzinga Sy

 

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Photo by Toka Hlongwane.

Toka Hlongwane’s Photo Series ‘Impilo ka Darkie’ Aims to Give an Insight Into Black South Africans’ Experiences

With his latest photo series, 'Impilo ka Darkie', South African photographer Toka Hlongwane offers an imperfect but compelling insight into the lives of the people he has encountered through his travels.

Toka Hlongwane is a Johannesburg-based documentary photographer whose work often casts a lens on society's underclass. His most recent photo series, Impilo ka Darkie, shot over five years, is Hlongwane's attempt to answer two questions: what does it mean to be Black? And, above that, what is the measure of Black life?

Part of Impilo ka Darkie's appeal is that it also documents Hlongwane's growth as a photographer. As the years roll on, his composition becomes stronger, the focus on his pictures becomes much sharper and a storyline begins to emerge in his work.

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