Flo Ngala

20 images that capture the new age of Africa

The world is waking up.

[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.

Sabrina Scott

Sabrina Scott

Gabriella Achadinha

Gabriella Achadinha

Travys Owen

Lakin Ogunbanwo

Lakin Ogunbanwo

A picture of Jennifer Ijeoma Ejioke by Stephen Tayo

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