Artists space

 

My Beauttiful Africa bring together a team of photographers from around the world who share a common goal : To highlight a current, dynamic and innovative Africa, showcasing the works of contemporary artists.  

Carefully hand selected by My Beautiful Africa, these artists invite you to an aesthetic and a journey of sensory to meet a vibrant Africa with modernity and creativity. We carefully choose works that capture the beauty of a moment, grasping silhouette, a body of Light, composition, colors and more. 

With every selection process, we take the time to carefully examine every detail and scrutinize every body of art alongside it’s creator. We are happy to present the artists of our second collection " Dear Black Woman".

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Godiva Omoruyi is a Fine-Art portrait and a digital artist, born in 1999 in Lagos, Nigeria, an indigen of Edo state. He is the Founder and Creative Director of 4THFINGER STUDIOS. His works showcase the beauty in human diversity, self-love, and the power of the black people. He also tends to explore other "futuristic" societal spectrums with his art. Godiva aims to be among the few young and talented African artists acknowledged globally. He hopes to provide solutions to societal issues with his fine art portraits.
Ouattara Idriss, (artist name O’kiins howara) is an ivorian artist. He started photography in 2019. Artist at heart, he has dabbled in drawing, writing, music and it's all these areas that inspires and guides his creations. 
With two exhibitions to his credit, Idriss had the opportunity to introduce his work to a wider audience.
 His vision of art is above all to highlight the beauty and artistic fiber that abounds in the african continent.
Bytunde is an afro american artist based is Brooklyn, NY.
He is specialized in portrait and fashion photography. Photography is his vehicle of self-expression, allowing him to highlight his creativity through various details, concepts, tones, and colors.
Brandon Thomas Brown in an afro american artist currently based in New York. His depictions of black and brown people challenge hegemonic narratives by having his subjects posed in ways that invoke the past as the product of lived memory.
His works stage a wider investigation of contemporary authenticity and the modern representation of "Black Beauty", creating intimate moments that recall personal history, although one staged in mystic abstraction. His photographs create a surreal atmosphere out of the everyday, inviting the viewer to journey beyond the world's surface to see what goes unnoticed.
Alioune SEYE, senegalese photographer based in Senegal.
At a very young age he discovered in himself this very sensorial side in addition to his primary passion: drawing.
His studies in luxury management have given him this rigor and a sense of detail with regard to his works.
"I always say that in photography nothing is trivial, it is enough to see what the lambda cannot perceive".
Ayoola Duke of iCapture Studios is a Nigerian based beauty, fashion and portrait photographer. He is also a seasoned image retoucher known for his detailed high-end photo editing.
Duke has gathered a wealth of knowledge on photography and high-end photo editing with a special interest in skin retouching. He creates rich imagery celebrating African women with strong emphasis on the iridescent skin tone black women possess. This fuels his passion for luxurious beauty and fashion photographs.
 Malick kebe, (artist name From Abidjan,) is a curator of new ideas and inspiration. Malick aimed to put Abidjan to the forefront of the international stage.Through the lens of his iphone and his minimalist vision, he is able to create his own identity by building a universe that he masters perfectly, mixing modernity and African origins. Since January 2019, Malick has been sharing his works, via his Instagram account "From Abidjan", which have expressed the interest of the greatest Apple, Pinterest etc ... This consecration pushed From Abidjan to the forefront by allowing himo exhibit his creations in Paris, Atlanta ,the United States, Zanzibar, and Abidjan.
In 2020, Malick launched the #facetimeshooting during the pandemic, which involved doing remote shoots via the Facetime app with models from France, United states and Brazil.

Between From Abidjan and the rest of the world, there is only one step.
Tse Ernest Chi (The Taxi Photographer) is a Cameroonian landscape and cityscape photographer based in Cameroon. He started his photography journey back in November 2018 with a Galaxy S4 and he has grown over the years be a renowned phone photographer in his country, winning the 2019 edition of the BDMA Awards as the Best Photographer nationwide.
The objective of his art is to portray the beauty of Africa from a different perspective and to contribute to the promotion of tourism in his country, Africa in miniature. In summary he paints with light, distance, and time.

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Habila (Photography name: Stuffedbox) is a photographer who main focuses on showing the beauty he’s surrounded by and telling stories. He has always enjoyed creating. This is partly what inspired him to photography. Photography gives him the most freedom to express himself and show the world the way he sees it. A lot of his experiences and influences have shaped his creative side over the years, part of which are being born and raised in the most populous black nation in the world; Nigeria and being involved in advocacy while growing up. He believes there are different ways of artistically telling the African story and his is through the beauty of nature and it’s people.

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Jessé Manuel is known as one of the best photographers in Angola, he portrays it like no one else, from landscapes, people, culture. A born traveler, born in Lubango - Angola, graduating in Civil Engineering, Professional Photographer since 2016, Creative and Photography Director.
 
Collects several individual photography awards such as: National champion of rally photography "FotoRali 2014", Contributed to the first collaborative visual documentary in Portuguese-speaking countries @nossalingua. It has already been featured on the official INSTAGRAM page (August 10, 2016). Had a photo among the 6 finalists of a competition organized by TPS "The Photo Society" (collective of 170 photographers from National Geography in 2018. Participated in the exploration expedition of Okavango Basin by National Geography (ln to The Okavango). Documented the launch of the first tourist route of the KAZA project in Raid Cacimbo 2018 (Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe). With one of the 10 profiles of African photographers to be visited on Instagram, by the website of the international NGO 'RED'. He is a member of the largest platform for the dissemination of images about Angola @ViewsOfAngola. He was invited to produce a video for Amazon Prime (debuting June 2022). He is among the 100 most influential young blacks in Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Déthié Diagne is a senegalese writer, photographer and art enthusiast
who defines his art as « The Now ». The beauty of a subject, a situation,
a landscape, an outfit...in the Now. « When i look back at something i
wrote or photographed, i want to be able to look back at it and remember
exactly how that specific moment made me feel, the people i was with,
and the level and intensity of the energy that made me want to capture
all of it, it’s the beauty of The Now ». Déthié’s intention is to always
showcase the beauty of what cannot be explained, particularly in his
birth continent, Africa. 

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Yusupha Njie is a photographer, graphic designer and content creator based in The Gambia, West Africa. His work blends architecture, lifestyle, landscape, corporate and environmental portraits to promote adventure, brand awareness and exploration. His style is influenced by his surroundings with dark and moody tones. 

Yusupha gives his images a deeper meaning by adding a story like feel to them. Yusupha works with some of the biggest brands in The Gambia while also running his design company, NINE GRAFIX. 

Drawing inspiration from architecture, design and distant locations, with the propensity to capture images and moments propels his creativity as he continues to search for the extraordinary in the ordinary. 

The name" subliminal9 " comes from two words: Sublimina and Nine, It means how he sees beauty and emotion through the lens, through a stimulus or mental process below the threshold of sensation. perceived by or affecting someone's mind without their being aware of it and turns that into reality. Nine (9) being an important factor in his life, considered a complete, perfected and divine number because it represents the end of a cycle in the decimal system. It also symbolizes completion - the finality of one cycle and another's possible beginning.