Accra-based, global art and culture platform, Manju Journal has unveiled its inaugural lists of African creatives over the decade.
The platform which is dedicated to celebrating and highlighting young creative talents through contemporary African fashion, music, photography, and society made the announcement at the end of 2019 amidst raving reviews and mixed reactions.
In a statement shared online, the platform said the selection was based on artists or image-makers “whose body of work put emphasis on African identity and culture”
“Manju is beyond excited to finally share our #CreativeClassof2019 for photography. For our inaugural Creative Class of 2019, we are celebrating artists in and around the continent whose body of work put emphasis on African identity and culture, contemporary African fashion and photography. Stay with us, as we announce our top 16 photographers/image-makers of the decade.” it said.
The list includes several young creatives who are defining the culture through their work. Ghana’s Prince Gyesi and Nigeria’s Stephen Tayo are inaugurated into the list.
Check out the 16 African Creatives who made the cut.