About the Book:
Per-Anders Pettersson documents the emerging African fashion industry in exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs. From 2010 to 2015 he has visited about sixteen countries, more than forty fashion events, and gotten exclusive access to many designers on the continent. African culture has always been seen as being influential anthropologically, but this book shows it as a fashion presence in its own right. South Africa has an established fashion scene and runs six fashion weeks year; others are held in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, and Ghana.
About the Photographer:
Per-Anders Pettersson (born 1967, Borås Sweden) is a Swedish photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. During his 25-year-long career, Pettersson has covered a wide range of international news events: hunger in Ethiopia, civil wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana and South Africa. His pictures won praise and awards: World Press Photo, PDN, POY, NPPA, CARE, CHIPP, Unicef Photo of the Year, American Photography, Commarts. He has exhibited several times at Visa Pour L’image, Perpignan and at other festivals and galleries around the world. He exhibited Amazon, a two-person show with Sebastião Salgado, held at Somerset House, London, in November/December 2011 and later in Dublin. In September 2013, his first book, Rainbow Transit; a Look at South Africa in Democracy, was published.
Name: African Catlwalk
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag (August 9, 2016)
Photographer: Per-Anders Petterson
Price: AED 195
Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 13 inches
Pages: 160 pages