A Different Photographic Visualization of Africa.

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We seek to tell the story of Africa through visual elements which captures the essence of our everyday lives. Content is contributed by you and photojournalists who travel across the continent.

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South African Township Barbershops & Salons

From the rural communities of Dzanini, close the border of Zimbabwe, through to neighborhoods of Khayelitsha in Africa's southern most city, the informal barbershop and hair salon play an important part in township life. These businesses are a place where getting your hair cut or styled is sometimes an afterthought. - Simon Weller.
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