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Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Erotic photography from the ultimate outsider

(CNN)During his life, gay Nigerian photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode struggled to find acceptance. Writing for now-defunct British photography magazine Ten.8, he once described himself as an outsider “on three counts.” “In terms of geographical and cultural dislocation; and in the sense of not having become the sort of respectably married professional my parents might have hoped for.” Fani-Kayode left Nigeria when… Read more »

Inside Elton John’s spectacular private photography collection

London (CNN)“Hi, this is Elton,” begins the audio guide. Sir Elton Hercules John is chatty and almost inescapable company on the tour of “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection” at the Tate Modern in London, a selection of over 175 photographs from his extensive collection. In line with his star status, the musician is being… Read more »

Saving the giant panda population through photography

(CNN)Ami Vitale has got President Obama beat. In China, where the photographer was documenting panda activity, her work was so well received that Wolong National Nature Reserve program director Zhang Hemin allowed her to hold two baby pandas. (The leader of the free world only got to hold one.) But this was not Vitale’s first passion. She was originally a… Read more »