Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Other Africa

“The Other Africa” is the photographic project of Philippe Sibelly, who aims at offering a different vision of the continent. Africa is treated by western media in a very specific manner. The editorial lines followed are consistently biased and misinformed. The continent is only talked about in terms of disasters, civil wars, famine, diseases or a more patronizing approach, referring to ancestral tribal ways of life. Africa is advertised for its differences with the West, never for its similarities. These ways of depicting the continent have created the idea of cultural shock in the minds of Westerners, when thinking about Africa. See more photos.

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