After the success of their critically acclaimed inaugural exhibition, Nataal and Red Hook Labs have announced a follow-up exhibition titled New African Photography II. Nine emerging and internationally recognised artists will be exhibited in a visually striking collection of art. Each of the nine artists engages with present-day Africa in their work and presents different perspectives from the continent.
The nine artists, which come from all over Africa, will showcase personal and moving pieces in different mediums, including documentary, fashion, photography and video. Together the pieces create a unique and modern African narrative which will be exhibited in Brooklyn, New York in May of 2017. Among those showcased in New African Photography II are talented photographers from South Africa, Nobukho Nqaba and Kyle Weeks. Nqaba was born in the Eastern Cape and later moved to Grabouw in the Western Cape. Her art often deals with heritage and family (as in her work titled Ndiyayekelela). She captures beautiful and moving images, incorporating materials as symbols of class and historic context.
The artists that will exhibit in New African Photography II include Girma Berta from Ethiopia, Kadara Enyeasi from Nigeria, Cyndia Harvey from the UK, Nadine Ijewere from the UK, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok from Kenya, Nobukho Nqaba from South Africa, Wura-Natasha Ogunji from Nigeria, Willam Ukoh from Canada and Kyle Weeks from South Africa. The exhibition will be on view from 4 -14 May at the Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York; and will house a concurrent exhibition by the late and famed Malian photographer Malick Sidibé.