From March to June, the International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist 2014 in Belgium will host a stunning outdoor exhibit called "Haute Africa". Creative industries, particularly fashion, are finding a niche in South Africa, where the fabrics and designs reflect the culture's heritage and identity. Below you'll see an alternative perspective on the contemporary African continent by some of the world's leading artists and photographers, such as Martin Parr, Wangechi Mutu, Zanele Muholi, Viviane Sassen, Yinka Shonibare and many others. Have a look:
Baudouin Mouanda, Untitled, from the series, Sapeur de Bacongo, 2008. Courtesy of the Artist.
Daniele Tamagni, Afrometals # 1, from the series, Afrometals, 2012. Lambda C-print, 80 x 57 cm. Courtesy of the Artist.
Hassan Hajjaj, Zezo Tamsamani, 2010/1431. Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and found objects frame, 76.2 x 111.8 cm / Framed: 93 x 136 cm. Courtesy of the Third Line Gallery, Dubai.
Héctor Mediavilla, B. Mouzieto in Bacongo, 2004. C-print mounted on aluminium, Plexiglas, 70x105 cm. Courtesy of the Artist.
Jehad Nga, Untitled #7828, Turkana, Kenya, 2009. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of Bonni Benrubi Gallery.
Jim Naughten, Lady in Pink with Zebra Scarf, 2012. Archival C-Print, 41 x 50 inches. Courtesy of Klompching Gallery
Jodi Bieber, Tshepiso, 2008. Digital print in pigment inks, 162 x 220 cm. Courtesy Goodman Gallery Johannesburg/Cape Town
Namsa Leuba, Vili statuette, Fanta, Guinea, 2011. C-print, 28 x 35 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Nontsikelelo Veleko, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: Cindy and Nkuli, 2003. 29,6 x 19,7cm, Pigment inks on cotton rag paper. Courtesy of the Goodman Gallery
Martin Parr, South Africa. Durban. July Races, 2005. Courtesy Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
Phyllis Galembo, Ngar Ball Traditional Masquerade Dance, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004. Ilfochrome, 76 x 76 cm. Courtesy Phyllis Galembo and Steven Kasher Gallery, New York / Alex Daniëls – Reflex, Amsterdam.
Leopard, 2011. Hand-printed silver gelatin print. Image size: 36 x 36cm, Paper size: 40 x 50cm. Edition of 7 + 2AP - Courtesy of the Artist and Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg
Viviane Sassen, Untitled, from the series, Die Son Sien Alles 2002/2004. Book by Libraryman. © VivianeSassen
Wangechi Mutu, Fallen Heads, 2010. Collage, ink, mixed media on Mylar. 154.94 x 271.78 x 6.35 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; Collection of Paul and Linda Gotskind, Chicago, IL.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE. The Sleep of Reason (Africa), 2008. C-print mounted on aluminum, 207 x 147.3 x 6.4cm. Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Zanele Muholi, Lebo ‘Leptie’ PHUME, Daveyton, Johannesburg, 2013. Silver gelatin print, 76.5 x 50.5cm / 86.5 x 60.5cm. CourtesyZanele Muholi and Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg