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Made in Africa, Shown at Bryant Park

Henry Jacobson spent most of Fashion Week following the work of up-and-coming African designers. Documentary work and fashion photography are...

Henry Jacobson spent most of Fashion Week following the work of up-and-coming African designers.

Documentary work and fashion photography are worlds apart. One is serious minded and borderline bookish; the other is all flash and fab. They’re not meant to be bedfellows, necessarily, but can often lead to visually arresting expository work. Photographer Henry Jacobson walks that line continually in selections from the series shown here, documenting three African designers (Black Coffee, Loin Cloth and Ashes, and Deola Sagoe) who were selected to participate in the Fall/Winter 2010 Mercedez Benz Fashion Week.


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