Turning a Lens on Truth

“When covering the Mozambique floods in 2001 we brought worldwide attention and in the process many countless lives have been saved. My coverage stopped a small scale war in DRC. I managed to get into the besieged town of Bunia in 2003 and started photographing the atrocities. A week later the French send special forces in direct reaction to the …

Life is Art and I am Life

Martin Amushendje is a creative who is fast becoming known for his photographic style. Not limited to photography, Martin is also a graphic designer and makes music. Yet, it is photography that’s got him in the spotlight. Right now, he is in the process of putting together his first exhibition which he says “is going to be very different. I …

Fashionable Namibia

“My style is Afrocentric and contemporary. My first collection was very European styled, back then I used to think African print is clichéd. Being from Africa and wearing African print, but at one point it hit me that: If you do your own, it will just come naturally to you.” Ingo Shanyenge is designing himself into a position of one of …

Freedom in Making a Mark

Namibian artist Petrus Amuthenu is, through his work, contributing to our international acclaim for the exceptional print makers that come out of Namibia. His solo exhibition is testament to the artistic talent in our country. 99FM’s MYD Art sat down with the young artist to talk about his artistic journey, his mentor and his collection which is defined by powerful …

The Balancing Act Between Modernity and Heritage

 “I wanted to contest the view of the Himba as being unchanging and document the shift towards modernity in young Himba men; to show that they are evolving with modernity and finding the balance between tradition and the modern world.” Namibian born Kyle Weeks is not only winning prestigious international photography awards and in demand internationally for his unique style …

The Short and Sweet guide to the Power of Colour

There’s something about colour People have known that colour affects us for thousands of years. Ancient cultures believed that specific colours hold the power to affect parts of our psyche and to heal. Today, colour psychology has been documented and colours have been shown to affect how we feel and how we come across to other people. Let’s get the …

Life as a Light Painter

Linda Louw, a creative soul with an eye for the extraordinary, based in Swakopmund, Namibia, is a photographer, videographer and fine artist whose images capture the viewer in the story she tells. With even the simplest of objects one is transported to the story, to the space and to the emotion in her work. 99FM’s MYD Art spoke to this …

10 Free Apps for Creatives

It used to be that if you wanted to get your creative juices flowing you had to take out your easel, brush and paints. There was always the possibility that you’d get paint all over you, and who has the time for that? With smartphones and tablets at hand, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of cool apps for creatives. …

Stitching Hope Together

Being faced with difficulties such as unemployment and having children to feed can seem hopeless, but not for the women of Oasa Taradi Trust, who produce beautifully embroidered table adornment and through doing so, take care of their families. A sewing project that started in 1989 by the Red Cross has evolved into a successful arts and crafts enterprise for …

The Darlings of the Herero Dolls

“It has been a hard journey but we love making these dolls. It is our passion.” A desire to preserve our cultural identity is what drove these two women to take the art taught to them by their mothers and turn it into a business. Elsie Riruako and Philladelphia Koujo are the two women behind the Herero Dolls you find …