Gorgeous portraits by Maïmouna Guerresi who was born in Italy as Patrizia Guerresi where she was raised as a Catholic. She later changed her name when she married a Senegalese man, and converted to Sufi Islam. More of her striking work below.
meet the photographers exploring contemporary african identity
The photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher documented the daily lives of the Dinka people, a fascinating tribe in southern Sudan. The Dinka people are distinctive for their close relationship with cattle, with which they live in perfect harmony.
“Untitled [Olympia]” by Seydou Keïta At both the Grey gallery and the Met studio portraits by the Malian photographers Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé make abundant use of textiles as props and backdrops. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art