Based between the cities of Istanbul and Johannesburg, photographer Elsa Bleda has a unique aesthetic that is both cinematic and dystopian. In her latest work ‘Nightscapes’ she examines the city of Johannesburg after dark.
Do you know what all these beautiful cities have in common?
They are major cities in Africa.
1. Cairo, Egypt 2. Tripoli, Libya 3. Casablanca, Morocco 4. Djibouti City, Djibouti 5. Johannesburg, South Africa 6. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7. Accra, Ghana
Remember, when people try to paint an entire continent as some desolate hellscape- those same people probably can’t even name 4 African countries. Reality is far more complicated than what most people believe.