Metrograph is streaming two shorts by the Senegalese director, as well as Laurence Gavron’s documentary about his process.
Living With the Ghosts of Migration
In her debut feature Atlantics, Mati Diop renders stories of migration through a feminist lens, offering a meditation on who gets to forge their own path.
The Glamour of 1950s Senegal in Photographs
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Le Korsa helped restore the extensive archive of Roger DaSilva, whose black-and-white images joyfully document Senegal’s nightclubs, upscale weddings, and cultural events.
Senegal’s Trash Transformed into Afrofuturist Haute Couture
In The Prophecy, a striking series by Dakar-based photographer Fabrice Monteiro, majestic alien creatures wear hoop skirts and headdresses made from soda cans, garbage bags, fishing nets, tortoise shells, and the odd baby doll.
Portraits of Powerful Women on the Streets of Senegal
French street artist YZ has begun a striking new series of portraits in Senegal.
Senegalese Government Shuts Down Exhibitions Addressing Queer Issues
The government of Senegal has ordered the closure or cancelation of all exhibitions dealing with queer issues in the 2014 edition of Dak’Art, the 11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, The Art Newspaper reported.
Controversial “African Renaissance” Statue Rises in Senegal
On April 3, the West African nation of Senegal has officially unveiled one of the strangest statues in the history of Africa. Costing $28 million and built by North Korean labourers, the 160-foot “African Renaissance” statue is made of copper and has been embroiled in controversy since it was announced in 2006.