African Canvas: The Art of West African Women

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Story telling is an age long craft discovered, cherished, sometimes abused yet offered to the world in different flavours. The beauty of this craft is it dynamism the ability to transcend into different forms and yet evoke a feeling of redemption, longing and desire to know more. Often flattered with dramatic antics and real life personas; to tell a story requires more than just a vivid imagination but the will and zeal to travel across ocean to capture every lingering moment of that great story.

A photo journalist Margaret Courtney-Clarke takes daring unto new horizons, her biography describes her as “one of those rare individuals who not only thinks about life, what it means and what treasures it holds in store, but deservedly stands in that edifying tradition of photo-journalism that illuminates the human spirit” with an acclaim of books, Margaret sets a pace that every young photographer should aspire to. little wonder the first book on this column is the ‘African canvas: the art of west African Women’.

Through the use of real life scenario and strong visuals she captures raw moments that according to her are never seen in the museums settled in big cities. The colours and patterns tell of the grace and poise that african women posses a strong affirmation for originality and a believe in the crudeness of the African heritage.

a must have for any creative…escape into three years of true visual creation like never before.

Get the book here on Amazon



  1. Ndumiso Sibanda

    December 8, 2015 at 11:27 am

    These images so inviting, gorgeous and intimate at the same time

    • Urbanecoven

      December 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Glad you find them interesting do check out our social media pages for more interesting photos @urbanecoven

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