Africa

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    Magic Hats: Dancing in the Streets of Soweto

    February 3, 2014 - 

    On a visit to the Soweto street that was once home to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, filmmaker Jake Sumner recorded a stunning performance by local contortionist dance duo Skeleton Pantsula Crew.  More
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    Living in Fear: Gay and Persecuted in Uganda

    December 3, 2013 - 

    Photographs capture sorrow, anger and glimpses of hope in Uganda, where pastors and politicians alike have inveighed against same-sex relations, leading many gays and lesbians to experience eviction, job loss, estrangement and assault.  More
  • Dadaab

    Dadaab: The Clock Is Ticking

    November 4, 2013 - 

    For those familiar with the extreme poverty and crime Somalis face—in their own country and in Kenya’s rapidly growing Dadaab camp—Al-Shabaab’s deadly attack on an upscale Nairobi mall was not a matter of if but of when.  More
  • Zanele Muholi

    Queer Faces Made Visible in Africa

    July 1, 2013 - 

    Despite South Africa’s expansive gay rights laws and international leadership on marriage equality, the nation’s LGBTQ women have been frequent targets of brutal violence. Challenging the marginalization of her community, artist Zanele Muholi captures the individuality of queer women throughout Africa in resolutely political photo-portraits.  More
  • Mali: The Euphoric Era of Independence, in Photos

    Mali: The Euphoric Era of Independence, in Photos

    June 3, 2013 - 

    The vibrant studio photographs of Adama Kouyaté evoke a cultural moment before Mali made headlines as a country besieged by insurgents, at war, and suffering from ongoing poverty, portraying the nation’s youthful optimism following independence from the French.  More
  • PR

    Editor’s Letter

    Five years after Creative Time Reports’ inception, the project is coming to a close. Editor Marisa Mazria Katz reflects on some of the most moving pieces that solidified CTR as a unique platform that elevates artists’ voices.

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