30 YEARS INTERNATIONAL AFRICA FESTIVAL
EXHIBITIONS – IMPRESSIONS
© Mario Gerth
In the last 30 years we have presented numerous exhibitions of renowned and talented photographers like e.g. Bugs Steffen, Mario Gerth, Angele Etoundi Essamba, Thomas Dorn and Jürgen Schadeberg. This year we will show a selection of these photos, which were taken in Africa, as well as during the Africa Festival, again and put them up for sale. The proceeds will go to Afro Project (registered association), which will use the money to support a school in the Gambia and a kindergarten in Guinea.
The exhibition will take place at the public library (Marktplatz 9, 97070 Würzburg) and Hugendubel bookstore (Kürschnerhof 4, 97070 Würzburg) from 24 April to 8 June 2018.
“AFRICA FESTIVAL QUEENS”
PHOTO EXHIBITION BY BUGS STEFFEN
© Bugs Steffen
Speyer-born photographer Bugs Steffen has been accompanying and documenting the biggest festival for African music in Würzburg since its 6th edition in 1994. Visitors could already admire three of his exhibitions: “Amee – African Artists in Concert”, “Akwaaba – Welcome to Ghana” and the last one honouring the 25th anniversary of the festival called “Encounters – 25 years of Africa Festival Würzburg”. This year, he came up with something special. As the festival, too, has always been strengthening the role of women from the African continent and within the diaspora, this time he will dedicate his review on the years 2013 to 2017 to them. Whether they are musicians, fashion models or Djanes; they present their African roots proudly and expressively in a way that crosses borders.
The exhibition takes place from 26 April to 31 August 2018 at the University of Würzburg (Sanderring 2, 97070 Würzburg).