African Photography Initiatives was founded in Bujumbura, Burundi in 2007 by Jürg Schneider and Rosario Mazuela. Led by our enthusiasm for the African continent’s rich visual heritage, in particular photographs, and building on our work experience in the areas of culture, international cooperation and academic research we decided to create a website entirely dedicated to African photography. In 2007 we had the opportunity to work in the Burundian press archives, the Agence Burundaise de Presse (ABP) which still exists. ... [according to site editor's information]
Homepage of the exhibition "Porträt Afrika" by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in the year 2000. It was devoted to a completely different picture of the African continent: cities and their current transformations.On the following pages you can visit the seven thematic sections of "Portrait Africa", with a wealth of pictures and artist biographies, as well as informative texts and excerpts from interviews.
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