1. Photo Editions #3

    Raymond Dakoua

    Safe Spaces

    Ivory Coast-born, Brussels-based Raymond Dakoua is passionate about all things human. His multi-faceted work stretches many borders, both geographically and socially. He uses his camera to show everyday stories and to reveal the beauty of the ordinary and the intimate in all its forms, in all its dimensions. As journalist Ntombenhle Shezi Daouda (Sunday Times, South Africa) states: “The best way to tell stories without being seen is to be a photographer.”

    In the series 'A Place to Call Their Own', Dakoua looks at LGBTI life in Mozambique and the Ivory Coast, two countries that have recently decriminalized homosexuality.

    The series was shot in Abidjan and Maputo in 2015 - 2016.

    Bart Luirink and Christina Månsson

  2. Photo Editions #2

    Yasser Booley

    An unspoken agreement

    Yasser Booley (1975, Cape Town). In his own words: “From my maternal mother's side, I am the 9th generation of an ancestor exiled to the Cape as Political Prisoner for fighting against the Dutch colonialists in present day Indonesia. (…) My great grandfather was a cook on an old wooden ship from Mauritius who decided to stay in Cape Town, my father's maternal grandfather was a friend of Gandhi. (…) My father was imprisoned by the South African secret police in the 60s for being one of the founding members of the Muslim Youth Movement. (…)

    My name is Yasser Booley. (…) My story as a photographer begins with the gift of a camera by my father in my penultimate year in high school in 1992.”

  3. Photo Editions #1

    Zanele Muholi

    Somnyama Ngonyama

    In 2006, ZAM featured the first works of Zanele Muholi. Amongst them: a self-portrait almost hidden in the clouds of a happy smoker. Our publisher at the time cried rage, we were at the peak of the war against nicotine.

    Muholi, naturally, shuns the conventional. Ten years later, the issues of our time – identity, race, white privilege and cliché – are at the heart of a new series. The multiple award winner, honorary doctor, internationally renowned visual activist enters a clash with who we are and how we perceive the world around us. It's profound and disturbing, and so good. A real smoking gun!

    Nicole Segers