From Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean artist and activist Kudzanai Chiurai
Chiurai’s portraits imagine an African cabinet that is at once provocative, modern, and hilarious even as it traffics in painful stereotypes, while speaking volumes about the current state of African political structures.
I LOVE IT
It is particularly relevant at a time when Presidents are putting out rap songs, parliament members are being kicked out for wearing earrings and shades, and rampant corruption and theft has African ministers more akin to crime lords and mafia dons than esteemed members of cabinet.
You can find more images from the series here
You can find more about the artist IF YOU GOOGLE HIM (What? Your fingers don’t work?)
Hat-tip Africa is a country
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