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Photographing Africa through an African lens

The award winning photographers trying to change how we see the continent
There's been a lot of debate about the portrayal of Africa and Africans in modern photography, particularly photojournalism. Historically stories of the continent have been told internationally by predominantly white western male photojournalists but the Contemporary African Photography prize wants to change that. It has announced the five winners of this year's prize at the Photo Basel Art Fair which is looking at the absence of the African eye in this sphere.  

(Photo: Twin girls in Nigeria Credit: Sanne de Wilde and Benedicte Kurzen/NOOR)
Tracking down Los Angeles' elusive mountain lions
It is thought that there could be 30,000 mountain lions in western North America, but sightings are rare.