[W]hen it comes to creative and artistic expression – the African continent has always been a pioneer. Now – the rest of the world is finally waking up to it.
From Cape Town to Accra – a new age of African artists and photographers are creating diverse and beautiful visual art, taking charge of how they are represented to the world.
Full of pride, and unafraid to challenge taboos and stereotypes about race, sexuality and gender – the African new wave has a global outlook, thriving on artistic collaboration, and using Instagram as its canvas.
From 35mm portraits, to exquisite fashion editorials – here are some of the most beautiful visuals coming from the motherland right now.