PRIVATE (issue #36, Spring 2007)

PRIVATE is a quarterly review of black and white photography and writing. This independent and itinerant publication has been offering its photographic journey since 1992.
84 pages, 139 photos, texts in English and Italian


[…] Next to exogenous images of ourselves, which are relayed by media and advertising and threaten to surround and close us in archetypes, there are endogenous images waiting to burst out and express what Delacroix calls the “chaotic world of sensations”. […] Mastering this split image is the role which photographers of African origin have assigned themselves, sometimes against their better judgement, in order to avoid misunderstandings...

Introduction by Simon Njami



Adolphus Opara Makoko
Ali Chraïbi Modern Times
Ananias Léki Dago Cross shaped Bamako
Boubacar Touré Mandémory Daily life from other places
Bruno Boudjelal La cité CFG, Port-Gentil, Gabon
Chris Kirchhoff Circles of faith - sojourns in faith, ceremony and community
Graeme Williams Dreamtime in Breathless Spaces
Guy Tillim Soldiers
Hassan Nadim The place
Jodi Bieber A Weapon Of War
John Robinson Duduza, Place Of Hope
Julian Goldswain People of the Wild Coast - South Africa
Matthew Willman The Inanda Heritage Collection
Neil Thomas African Spirit
Neo Ntsoma Indigenous Games
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi Market
Yolande Snyders Brasse Vannie Kaap, living in the real world
Zanele Muholi Only half the picture

Texts by

Argo Spier
Lawore Olufemi
Odimegwu Onwumere
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
Segun Akinlolu
Simon Njami
Terry a O’Neal
Uche Nduka

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