'People Poses Places,' the latest book in HIPUganda's Ebifananyi series, features vintage Ugandan photography by the late Musa Katuramu.
Back in February 2013 Okayafrica caught up with photography archive HIPUganda (History In Progress Uganda) co-creator Andrea Stultiens to talk about her project's well-curated time travel into Ugandan history. "The focus of HIP was, and still is to make photographic records from (and about) Uganda available to a wide audience online and in other media," Stultiens told us. "The idea is that sharing information is crucial to nuance the, still limited and often one-sided, available version of Uganda’s recent history." In support of this mission, on November 21st HIPUganda will release People Poses Places, the second book in their Ebifananyi series.
Africa Is The Future creates iconic LIFE-inspired magazine covers and celebrates 10 years of "art intervention."
Africa Is The Future continues their 10th year anniversary celebration with the launch of the AITF magazine covers. Created in 2004 by Nicolas Premier and Patrick Ayamam, AITF describes itself as "an art intervention." The project has developed over the last decade from the 'AFRICA IS THE FUTURE' tee-shirts, through several multimedia projects and now the AITF magazine. For the latest project, AITF "imagined Africa as the first world power through covers of a fictitious magazine." The covers project highlights a near future in which a united Africa has become a superpower.
Ethiopian label FOMI's colorful shoes and clutches are now available to purchase online.
Back in April we took a look at the Spring/Summer 14 luxury handbag and accessories collection from FOMI, a label founded by Ethiopian PR executive-turned-designer Afomia Tesfaye in 2011. In addition to expanding to footwear this year, FOMI recently launched an online store for its ethically-produced Ethiopian-made shoes, handbags and accessories. "Afomia’s motivation," a press release explained, "has become to show the world that it is possible for fashion companies to ethically produce luxury goods in Africa, without compromising on quality and craftsmanship." To commemorate the virtual shop, the label has put out new styles of handbags and shoes (including a colorful line of Eshi Oxfords), as well as their "I Want To Go To Africa" ("Je Jeux Aller En Afrique") tee, which Lauryn Hill has been spotted in. Scroll through the gallery above for a preview of the new shop.