Angèle Etoundi Essamba (Douala, 1962) is a Cameroonian photographer.
She grew up in Yaoundé moved to Paris as a young girl, where she was trained at the Dutch Professional Photography School in The Hague. Later on she moved to the Netherlands where she trained at the Nederlandse Fotovakschool (Netherlands professional school of photography)
Her art focuses on representations of black womanhood, individuality and humanity. Her work is historical and cultural, aimed at promoting mutual understand and respect for African identity.
Etoundi Essamba gained international recognition with exhibitions all over the world. Her photographs were first displayed in 1985 at the Maison Descartes in Amsterdam. Exhibitions followed throughout the world (Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and the United States)
She is associated with DUTA or Douala Urban Touch of Arts, which allows Central African visual artists in Douala, Cameroon to share their work.
Click the images for date and title.
World Press Photo 2014 Winner
Sports Feature, 3rd prize
With more than 30 international awards to his credit, Donald Miralle is recognized as one of the most innovative photographers in the industry today. Born and raised in Southern California, Donald graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Fine Arts. His artistic approach to his editorial and commercial photography has been sought after by some of the largest agencies, publications, and brands to shoot the world’s greatest athletes and biggest events. Miralle’s work has been profiled in publications including Photo District News, British Journal of Photography, The Holland Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, and Top Magazine in Brazil; as well as on TV shows like ESPN, Entertainment TV, and the Today Show. Donald has served as a keynote speaker at many international events including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, Great White North Workshop, UAPP, Danish Photographers Union Convention, and is active in the education of photojournalism at collages and workshops.
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People of Color
Be proud for your own culture, be proud for the color of your skin, be proud for who you are.
Protect & respect your own beliefs, culture, traditions, origins, & morality because those are the ones that gives color and meaning to this world.
Please please please please don’t fetishize these people. I’ve seen some bloggers reblog this just to fetishize these people and it is disgusting and disrespectful. This post is to boost cultural pride, for appreciating and dedicating the cultures of the non white people and not to be fetishize on. I am a Filipina and my culture is the 9th pic and I am going to be disappointed if one of these people ended up being fetishize on some blog.
Remember, fetishation and appreciation is totally different.
Please respect the purpose of this post. These people on the picture are humans and not some mere accessory to fetishize at.
2nd pic is from Michael Chandler aka Momoyama
3rd pic is from Mohd Alhadi
5th pic from Bedazzled photography
7th picture is from Eric Lafforgue
9th picture is from Omar Gallinero
Last picture is from Daniel Sanchez
Sorry I couldn’t find the other pictures’ respective photographers.