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Found, not lost

Edson Chagas, a photography graduate of the University of Wales in Newport, has been thrust into the limelight after his oblique photographs of contemporary Luanda secured Angola, a first-time exhibitor at the 2013 Venice Biennale, the prestigious Golden Lion award for best national pavilion at the Italian art event. Like the American Lewis Baltz before him, […]

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Palm Hills Village in New Cairo comprises 26 acres of residential apartments and a three-storey mall with a retractable roof. The development is targeted at students from the American University in Cairo, which relocated to the urban edge after 90 years in central Cairo

Jason Larkin: Cairo Divided

Most capitals are magnets, says British-born Jason Larkin, who moved to Cairo after completing his studies in photography in 2007. The speed with which Cairo has grown in the last century—from 600,000 in 1900 to around 18 million—is, however, testament to both its remarkable centripetal power and surrounding vacuum of opportunity. Africa’s largest urban metropolitan […]

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Market at Odun Ade bus stop, Lagos, Nigeria, 2009

Julian Röder: State of Flux

Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and a magnet for all of West Africa because of its oil wealth. Over ten million people live here, and more keep coming. Although the city is growing, there is no place for it to expand further because Lagos is situated on two narrow strips of land that […]

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Photos from essay Ciudad de los Reyes by Carlos Jiménez Cahua.

Carlos Jiménez Cahua: The Outskirts of Lima

“The atmosphere of Lima is what attracted me there: the white sky, the bare, brown and barren earth, and also the people who are making their homes on the hillside,” stated photographer Carlos Jiménez Cahua in a 2010 interview, a year after first exhibiting the accompanying photographs of the Peruvian capital’s vast edge settlements and […]

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