A new exhibition on at London's Design Museum sees architect David Adjaye turn photographer; documenting key cities in Africa.
The show, which opens on the 31st of March and runs until the 5th of September, is part of an ongoing project to study new patterns of urbanism. This collection of photographs is a personal quest through the eyes of an architect to address the scant knowledge of the built environment of the African continent.
David Adjaye has photographed the salient features of Africa's cities including suburban settlements, unofficial developments and townscapes. Brought together for the first time, these photographs reveal the cities themselves and examine the buildings and places which have a special resonance with Adjaye's preoccupations as an architect.
The photographs will be presented as a series of vivid large-scale projections, set against a backdrop of African beats specially composed for the exhibition by Peter Adjaye. The images and music will flood the gallery creating a rich diversity of architecture, culture and urban landscape.
Often regarded as a continent defined by underdevelopment, poverty, war and tourism, Adjaye presents Africa in a different light by documenting the nature of urban life, and undertakes a unique geo-cultural survey profiling the African city in a global context.
Photography David Adjaye