PUBLICITY This Friday on Al Jazeera’s new global talk show South 2 North, Redi Tlhabi chats to Professor Okwui Enwezo, a Nigerian art curator and critic, and two award-winning photographers: Nigerian George Osodi and South African Neo Ntsoma.
“Even though Africa is the fastest growing region in the world, a recent European survey shows that people still see Africa as the ‘Hopeless Continent’,” says Redi, who presents South 2 North from Johannesburg. “Poverty, famine, darkness, corruption and tribal wars… These are the thoughts one would have when gazing at images associated with Africa in most Western media. But what happens when Africans themselves begin to make images from their point of view? Can they reverse the negative stereotypes of Africa and Africans?” MORE