Menga Nhlabathi

Entrepreneur, Film And Music Video Director, Visual Artist, Writer, 1st/2nd Assistant Director, Blogger, Music Enthusiast


The Body Rock

25 October 2014

At Open Plan Studio 

39 Station Drive

4th Floor at The Design Factory


My favorite rangefinder camera from the oldest european company : Voigtlander, with a Leitz lens on and green filter for black and white nature snapshots. It is slightly more noisy than a Leica but much sexier and a bit smaller. This modern body is manufactured by Cosina.

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Guinea-Bissau, Cantanhez, Iemberem village. The mother of Jamil. January 2006.Guinea-Bissau, Cantanhez, Iemberem village. Mrs. Serra. January 2006.Guinea-Bissau, Bolol village. April 2013.Guinea-Bissau, Cantanhez, Iemberem. 2013. Mamadu, teacher Guinea-Bissau, Cantanhez, Guiledje. 2013. Homem GrandeGuinea-Bissau. Djobel village. 2013.Guinea-Bissau, Cantanhez, Canámina village. January 2006.Guinea-Bissau. Djobel village. 2013.Guinea-Bissau. Djobel village. 2013.


Portraits of elderly people taken in Guinea-Bissau by Ernst Schade.

Sandwiched between Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south, Guinea-Bissau is a West African coastal country that was once part of two great civilizations - the Kingdom of Gabu and the Mali Empire. However, with the onset of European encroachment in the area, parts of the country began to fall under Portuguese rule as colonialism gained ground from the 16th century onwards.

It wouldn’t be until  1973 that Guinea-Bissau’s independence wouldbe declared on 24 September, officially recognized on 10 September 1974. Luís Cabral, brother of Amílcar and co-founder of PAIGC, was appointed the first President of Guinea-Bissau.

These portraits were taken between 2006-2013 by Ernst Schade, a Dutch self-taught photographer. Descriptions can be seen by clicking the photographs.

I’ve never believed in the beauty of melanin being an age-enricher as much as I have after seeing these portraits.

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