As Nataal magazine goes on sale, we reveal our two covers and preview some of its exclusive contents

Issue one of Nataal magazine goes on sale in the UK and New York this week, so it’s time to unveil our two covers! The first one features New York-based Senegalese model Mame Thiane Camera on a trip back to Dakar, shot by photographer Julia Noni and styled by Naomi Miller. Her natural beauty and laidback attitude makes her this issue’s muse.

Our other cover shoot, conceptualised by hair artist Cyndia Harvey, shot by photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman, and styled by Nell Kalonji, envisions the future rebels of London. New face Emmanuel Adjaye joins our provocative line-up of afropunks including Jay Jay, Olabasi, La Timpa and musician Klein.


The large format, 336-page biannual publication also includes a Gallery section dedicated to our exhibition, Nataal: New African Photography III, which is on view at Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn from 4 to 13 May.


Other exclusives include stories with Edun, Young Fathers, Baloji, Petite Noir, Maki Oh, Nakhane, serpentwithfeet, Shingai Shoniwa, 2manysiblings, Super Yaya, Blinky Bill, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Recho and Muthoni Drummer Queen plus shoots by Viviane Sassen, Adama Jalloh, Jermaine Francis, Kyle Weeks, Liz Johnson Artur, Kadara Enyeasi, Rudi Geyser, Lorenzo Vitturi, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Ronan Mckenzie and many more.


This magazine is our way to showcase and collaborate with artists who are building diverse narratives in and about the spirit of Africa. We hope this inaugural issue creates a much needed home for positive and inclusive dialogue, and that it speaks to our unique readers around the globe.