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Ideas for the Authentic Afrocentric Holidays

Did you ever think about seeing the end of the 2020 pandemic year? Well, if you are reading this then YOU MADE IT!!! The Holiday Season is almost here and a lot of people have counted so many losses but a lot more are also counting so many gains of being alive and having survived the pandemic. And that calls for celebrations, reflections, appreciations, showing more love and care to self and others. Here are a few ideas on where to look and how to get some authentic Afrocentric items as gifts.

African Photographers Everyone Should Know

Image credit & written by PICHA’s in-house photographer: Mohamed Abdulrahman photography. Malick Sidibe Malian Photographer working primarily in black and white, his photographs captured lively portraits and scenes of celebration. His best-known works depict the burgeoning pop culture and nightlife of the Malian capital, prolifically documenting young people and their dress in elegantly posed studio …

PICHA Launches Visual Diversity Campaign to Change the Visual Depictions of Black People in Media

Modern marketing and advertising require modern representation. Stereotypes breed bias and simply stated – for black people and cultures – are not true. It’s time to tell real stories, celebrate real culture and breed inclusion. For centuries, visual representation and portrayals of black people and cultures have been one dimensional, painfully limiting and stereotypical. In …

How To Take Stock Photos With Your Phone

By Josiane Faubert PICHA is now accepting phone/tablet photography submissions. As the quality of phone photography is getting better every day, PICHA is now accepting phone/tablet photography submissions. This is great – growing your stock photo portfolio is now easier than ever! In order to help you submit your best phone photos, please go over …

SKIN | Call for Submissions

PICHA is driven by visual content that showcases the contemporary side of Africa and people of the African diaspora. Each year we run a campaign focused around a particular theme to get our community of photographers all around the continent inspired and involved. This year, we’ve chosen to invite photographers to submit their images and …

Getting To Know Emmah Nzioka

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMvjjFkdSc&w=560&h=315] As part of the PICHA #BalanceForBetter Series, we get to know Emmah Nzioka aka Coco Em (@coco.emmah) – a Nairobi-based Dj, photographer, cinematographer and artist. Why is #BalanceforBetter important to you? I believe in equal opportunity for women, so that they can get the opportunities to empower and uplift themselves What do you …

Getting To Know Matilda Dogbatsey

As the first interview in the PICHA #BalanceForBetter Series, we get to know Matilda Dogbatsey (@kafuipraise) a little better. She is a Ghanaian photographer and filmmaker with the brand name – Kafui Praise and shoots documentary, nature and weddings. Currently, Matilda is working on her debut documentary film on a disability story. Why creative & …

PICHA’s #BalanceForBetter Series

CELEBRATING YOUNG WOMEN CAPTURING AFRICA THROUGH THEIR LENS It’s International Women’s Day 2019 – a day to honour and celebrate the achievements of women globally each year. The theme for 2019 is #BalanceForBetter – a campaign advocating for a gender-balanced environment in every sector, calling for collective action and shared responsibility by all to accelerate …

Introducing the Melanin Modern Collection

NOW AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOADS! In celebration of International Women’s Day this month, PICHA has teamed up with ELLIPSIS to bring you the Melanin Modern collection! This collection of images celebrate professional African women in the workplace – something that is vastly under-represented in the media today. In an attempt to correct this and bring …

3 Visual Trends for 2019

Staying up to date with the latest trends in visual communication will help your marketing designs stay relevant and achieve maximum impact. These trends are strongly inspired by the social and economic themes we’ve seen in 2018, i.e. a larger appreciation for the natural environment, holistic wellness and ethical consciousness. Here are the top three …

#PICHAfuturefocus Winners Announcement!

What an interesting couple of months it’s been at the PICHA offices! A massive thank you to everyone who participated in the #PICHAfuturefocus campaign – the future seen through your lens has been truly inspiring! Unfortunately, we only have space for a limited number of photographers at this exhibition and the creatives chosen by Daron …

Getting to know Daron Bandeira, the face behind Afrobougee.

We’re so excited to announce that Ghana-based influencer, photographer and art director, Daron Bandeira, will be our guest curator for the #PICHAfuturefocus exhibition! He specializes in visual works with a focus on portraiture, lifestyle, travel and adventure. He is a story teller with an eye for finding beauty in people that he likes to transform …