In this series Namibian-born photographer Margaret Courtney-Clarke’s documents the daily lives and historical traditions of the Imazighen women of North Africa whose centuries old culture is slowly being forced to give in to the pressures of Arabisation and Westernization.
The photographs have been cataloged in this book.
EYESCAPE BY RANKIN
London-based photographer John Rankin (tumblr) - “Synonymous with compelling portraiture, Rankin’s lens captures, creates and unveils icons. Rankin made his name in publishing, founding the seminal monthly magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992. It provided a platform for innovation for emerging stylists, designers, photographers and writers. The magazine went on to forge a distinctive mark in the arts and publishing spheres, and developed a cult status forming and moulding trends, and bringing some of the brightest lights in fashion to the foreground.”
Young Bishari’s of North AfricaEgypt, 1890Photographer: Lekegian, G.
The Bishari who occupy the land from Baranis south to Port Sudan area are descended from Neolithic peoples of ancient Hamitic origin and may have belonged in the area for more than 4000 years
(image via diasporicroots)