art in africa

Hey my name is TJ. I’m a 19 year old art student living in South Africa. 

I’m looking for snail mail penpals so that I can learn about all sorts of different cultures and countries and snail mail is so nice because I get to collect letters and stuff.


  • animals
  • harry potter
  • art 
  • asian culture
  • food
  • reading
  • writing
  • travel
  • fanfiction 
  • overwatch
  • world history


  • homophobes 
  • rude people
  • hunting

If you’re interested in becoming my snail mail penpal you can send me a private message on my tumblr


Ballet dancers in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya one of biggest slums in Africa. The ballerinas (ballerinos) are young students who study dance for fun, made possible through a program run by U.K.-based charity Anno’s Africa, which provides alternative arts education to over 800 children in Kenya. The classes are taught by Mike Wamaya previously worked as a dancer throughout Europe.  His classes focus on both the physical and mental well-being, that promotes confidence-building.  The children feel and see how much they can accomplish if someone gives them the chance, in turn improves their self-esteem and makes them stronger in their daily life.

Photo series by Fredrik Lerneryd h/t huffpost