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FACE(S) OF AFRICA

Starting in 2021, I plan to photograph at least 5,000 people in the more than 50 African countries and to form a common, collective face of the African continent from all the individual portraits.

To give Africa a face in this way - that thousands get the feeling of being a part of something big and valuable through their participation - it does not only need an idea and my personal energy and strength, it needs many who support it, so that the portraits can be taken on location and the result - a common face of Africa - becomes visible on different platforms.

However, the idea of portraying thousands of people from an entire continent only became realisable when, due to Corona‘s travel restrictions in 2020, I developed various computer- and internet-based formats by means of which corresponding portraits can be taken both online and offline (by other people).

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Video with english subtitle: https://youtu.be/tC-5FflEgO8
Video with french subtitle: https://youtu.be/CpOunsChXMU

please click here: Project outline as a PDF-document and Instructions how to photograph
french version: Aperçu du projet sous forme de document PDF et des instructions sur la façon de photographier
e agora a versão portuguesa: descrição do projecto como PDF-document e Instruções de como fotografar
bitte hier klicken: Projektbeschreibung als PDF-Dokument und Anleitung zum Fotografieren


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #03 Benin #01 Mensah Family
SONAFA - eine bessere Zukunft für Menschen in Benin e.V. http://www.sonafa.de


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #03 Benin #02 Students (third vintage) from the University of Abomey-Calavi
Universität in Abomey-Calavi in Benin: https://uac.bj/


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #03 Benin #03 Students (second vintage) from the University of Abomey-Calavi
Universität in Abomey-Calavi in Benin: https://uac.bj/


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #12 Congo #01 Huguette Studio in Kinshasa
https://www.facebook.com/Huguembo-studio-109203050480827/


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #52 Uganda #01 Kampala District
photographed at Uganda Women Basketry Association by Linda Sarah Nanyondo (lindasarah24@gmail.com)


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #52 Uganda #02 Kiboga District
photographed at Uganda Women Basketry Association by Linda Sarah Nanyondo (lindasarah24@gmail.com)


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #52 Uganda #03 Luweero District
photographed at Uganda Women Basketry Association by Linda Sarah Nanyondo (lindasarah24@gmail.com)


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #52 Uganda #04 Wakiso District
photographed at Uganda Women Basketry Association by Linda Sarah Nanyondo (lindasarah24@gmail.com)


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #20 Gambia #01 Women of the villages Sare Samba and Jiffin in Lower River Region of The Gambia photographed by Ansumana Darboe (ansumanad77@gmail.com) supported by Petra Drammeh´s YIRABAH Gambia Verein e.V www.yirabah-gambia.org


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #20 Gambia #02 School children photographed in Serrekunda by
 Ansumana Darboe (ansumanad77@gmail.com), 2021, supported by Petra Drammeh´s YIRABAH Gambia Verein e.V www.yirabah-gambia.org


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #05 #01 group of people from Burkina Faso, photographed by Warren Sare


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #25 #01 Wings of a Dove Community Centre in Kenia, Nairobi.
Internet: http://wingsofadovecentre.org, Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Wings-of-a-dove-Community-center-1528602830763715
Contact established through Managers without Borders


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #21 #03 Baobab Children Foundation, Ghana
www.baobab-children-Foundation.de
The contact came about through the Managers Without Borders Foundation www.managerohnegrenzen.de and through Monika Lockemann www.to-choose.de


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #07 #01
Rural Help Project Mentees, Cameroon www.theruralhelpproject.org 
The contact came about through the Managers Without Borders Foundation  www.managerohnegrenzen.de


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #01 Staff of the company "Gold Food Africa", Togo, https://goldfoodafrica.com/en/
The contact came about through the "Managers without Borders" foundation www.managerohnegrenzen.de


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #53 #01 Matero Artist in Residence Prog. MARP, Zambia. 
Photographed by Chanda Mwenya and his daughter https://www.facebook.com/MATEROART/


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #53 #02 Matero Artist in Residence Prog. MARP, Zambia. 
Photographed by Chanda Mwenya and his daughter https://www.facebook.com/MATEROART/


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #49 #01 Employees of the company Africraft, Tanzania www.africraft.de,
photographed by Editha Gyindo


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #49 #02 Artists of Tanzania, photographed by Editha Gyindo (edithagyindo@icloud.com)
(
instagram: Deja_vu_studios_)


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #49 #03 Students of the Ardhi University, Dar es salaam, Tanzania,
photographed by Editha Gyindo (edithagyindo@icloud.com) (instagram: Deja_vu_studios_)


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #21 #01 Family of Emmanuel Atakora-Manu, Ghana, 
The contact was made through the Managers Without Borders Foundation www.managerohnegrenzen.de


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #21 #02 co-founder and customers of Kolics Company Limited kolikowear, Ghana, www.kolikowear.com
The contact was made through the Managers Without Borders Foundation www.managerohnegrenzen.de


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #38 #01 Actors' troupe, Nigeria, 
photographed by Olorunrokan Ojomo (Roqanojom@gmail.com)
The contact was made through Yetunde Oluronke Jonah, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abuja, Nigeria


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #14 Students from the German Department of the University Félix Houphouët Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire (https://www.univ-fhb.edu.ci/)
organised by Dr Coulibaly Laka, photographed by Kouassi Kouassi Parfait


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #25 #02 People from Kenya, photographed by Daniel K Macharia, through a contact from Gisela Keller


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #12 #02 People from Kinshasa, Congo, the contact came about through the German Embassy in Kinshasa


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #06 #01 People from Burundi
organised by Audry Rusangwa, Head of Youth Organisation ISHAKA 2250 (www.ishaka2250.org, audry@ishaka2250.org), photographed by Frank Art (franckirakunda@gmail.com). Contact was made via the German Embassy in Bujumbura.


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #06 #03 Young women from "Nyubahiriza" and the head of the foster home - BURUNDI as part of Fondation Stamm (https://fondation-stamm.org). Mediated by Burundi Kids (http://www.burundikids.org)


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #03 membres de l'association de danse "Maison des Artistes Danseurs du Togo"
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (linaphotojb@gmail.com)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #04 membres du club "Top Foot", Togo
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (
linaphotojb@gmail.com)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #38 #04 Marfex Printing Company, Nigeria (www.instagram.com/marfexprintsandphotos)
photographed by Fred Ekene Edom (omaezefilms@yahoo.com)
The contact was made through Yetunde Oluronke Jonah, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abuja, Nigeria


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #06 #02 Family and friends of Montfort Ngendakumana, Burundi
photographed by Montfort Ngendakumana, Managing Director of the Apabu-Zentrums (www.deutschburundi.canalblog.com)
Contact was made via the German Embassy in Bujumbura


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #38 #03 Living faith church lokogoma, Nigeria (www.facebook.com/lfclokogoma)
photographed by Fred Ekene Edom (omaezefilms@yahoo.com)
The contact was made through Yetunde Oluronke Jonah, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abuja, Nigeria


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #38 #02 Friends of Fred Ekene Edom, Nigeria
photographed by Fred Ekene Edom (omaezefilms@yahoo.com)
The contact was made through Yetunde Oluronke Jonah, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Abuja, Nigeria 


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #06 membres 
de la troupe de théâtre du club UNESCO de l'université de Lomé, Togo (https://www.facebook.com/ClubUNESCOEtudiantdeluniversitedelome/)
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (https://linafa2010.wixsite.com/linamensahmy-site
)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #07 membres JM Self Defense Togo (https://Jmselfdefense.com)
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (https://linafa2010.wixsite.com/linamensahmy-site)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #04 groupe de percussionnistes qu'on appelle "Compagnie Edu", Togo (www.facebook.com/128399218697083/posts/334973684706301/?app=fbl
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (https://linafa2010.wixsite.com/linamensahmy-site)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #06 Personnes de Centre artisanal Tayé-tayéLomé, Togo
(www.facebook.com/people/Tay%C3%A9-Tay%C3%A9/100054626611424/)
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (https://linafa2010.wixsite.com/linamensahmy-site)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #07 Entreprise de production de biscuits TchomLomé, Togo
(www.facebook.com/991062530995103/posts/3697566120344717/)
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (https://linafa2010.wixsite.com/linamensahmy-site)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #08 ferme Ahoeviwo est un centre agropastoral et touristique, Togo (https://ahoeviwo.com)
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (https://linafa2010.wixsite.com/linamensahmy-site)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #10 people from Togo
Photographed by David Ulrich Kokou Moreira (moreiraulrich@gmail.com)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé


FACE(S) OF AFRICA #50 #09 animateurs de la radio Djena,
 Togo (djena.tg)
Photographed by Ayaba Lina Florence MENSAH (https://linafa2010.wixsite.com/linamensahmy-site)
Contact was established via the German Embassy in Lomé

 


FACE OF AFRICA v13
(Benin + Burkina Faso + Burundi + Cameroon + Congo + Cote d´Ivoire + Gambia + Ghana + Kenya + Nigeria + Tanzania + Togo + Uganda + Zambia = 1.640 Portraits)

 

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