YInka Shonibare MBE in Knokke-Heist International Photo Festival, Belgium, UK

From March to June 2014, the International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist in Belgium will focus on contemporary photography. The festival will include six exhibitions offering various perspectives, including that of gallery artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Shonibare will contribute to the festivals' s main exhibition, an outdoor show titled 'Haute Africa', in which international leading artists and photographers such as Martin Parr, Wangechi Mutu, Zanele Muholi, Viviane Sassen and many others offer an alternative perspective on the contemporary African continent.

'Haute Africa' focuses on the work of photographers who are not interested in African fashion per se but who choose instead to conduct an anthropological study of contemporary African clothing culture. With their fine sense for the various developments in society, they reflect on the various social, political and economic issues that fashion expresses.

The festival runs from 30 March until 9 June 2014.

Yinka Shonibare MBE at Knokke-Heist Photo Festival