Magadi Series

Osborne Macharia
2017
African Art Magadi Series

Osborne Macharia has been dubbed an Afrofuturist due to his unique photographic take on African culture. The Magadi Series sends a powerful message despite its bright colours and playful shots. This African art imagines a former group of female circumcisers who have abandoned the practice in order to teach young girls how to escape forced early marriage in the art of fashion. Set against a drab background, the brightly coloured dress and immaculate hairstyle of the women stand out, showing how powerful fashion can be in a desperate situation. Share for the art you want the world to see.