TweetezPartagez29Enregistrer289318 PartagesVERSION FRANÇAISE AFRICAN KINGS is a Photo Gallery presented by a famous photographer named James C. Lewis living in ATLANTA. His work purpose is to illustrate the powerful african Kings . Mr James C. Lewis, decided to give truth through history face to modern colonialism of world. If Africa is the cradle of mankind and the first human been was found in Africa , why history includes only white? Why those who have marked the history of the world are only the white race? ” Question ” The photographer decided to rewrite history, according to his vision. ” We have to write our own images and stops the followership ” Here , you will find one of the biggest recent projects of Mr James C.Lewis which includes the height of the African history men. These Kings who had made of Africa the most valiant continents before colonization. See the illustration of each king and history. ” Please click on the images to access the stories” AFRICAN KING SERIES | Ghezo or Guezo was an Ahosu (King) of the Kingdom of Dahomey, in present-day Benin, from 1818 until 1858. Ghezo replaced his brother Adandozan (ruled 1797 to 1818) as king through a coup with the assistance of the Afro-Brazilian slave trader Francisco Félix de Sousa. He ruled over the kingdom during a tumultuous period, punctuated by the British blockade of the ports of Dahomey in order to stop the Atlantic slave trade. | Model: Fredrick Harper| stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KINGS SERIES | Kwaku Dua I (1797 – 1867), was the eighth Asantehene of the Kingdom of Ashanti (King of the Asante. In 1834, King or Asantehene Kwaku Dua I of the Kingdom of Asante succeeded Osei Yaw Akoto to throne as the King of Asante. On 18 March 1837, Asantehene Kwaku Dua I of the Kingdom of Asante signed a contract between him and King William I of the Netherlands. These recruits would become known as Belanda Hitam. As part of the deal, two Asante Royal Princes, Kwasi Boakye and Kwame Poku accompanied the Dutch back to The Netherlands, where they were to receive a Dutch education. Model: Marvin Montgomery | Wardrobe & Jewelry: Maryse M’bo Ako | stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KINGS SERIES | King Askia Muhammad I (1443 – 1538), born Muhammad Ture ou Mohamed Toure in Futa Tooro, later called Askia, also known as Askia the Great, was an emperor, military commander, and political reformer of the Songhai Empire in the late 15th century, the successor of Sunni Ali Beer. Askia Muhammad strengthened his country and made it the largest country in West Africa’s history. At its peak under his reign, the Songhai Empire encompassed the Hausa states as far as Kano (in present-day Nigeria) and much of the territory that had belonged to the Songhai empire in the west. His policies resulted in a rapid expansion of trade with Europe and Asia, the creation of many schools, and the establishment of Islam as an integral part of the empire. | Model: David Ferrell | stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KING SERIES | Mansa Kankan Musa (1280 – 1337) more commonly known as Mansa Musa was the tenth Mansa, which translates as “King of Kings” or “Emperor”, of the wealthy West African Mali Empire. He is documented to have traveled to Mecca and Egypt with vast caravans of gold and an entourage of thousands from his empire in 1324. His reign lasted 25 years from 1312 – 1337. He is also documented as the RICHEST PERSON TO HAVE EVER LIVED…speculated to have been worth $400 Billion dollars in today’s times. | Model: Travis Cure| Stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KING SERIES | Thutmose III (1481 BC – 1425 BC) was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Thutmose III ruled Egypt for almost fifty-four years, and his reign is usually dated from April 24, 1479 BC to March 11, 1425 BC; however, this includes the twenty-two years he was co-regent to Hatshepsut. During the final two years of his reign, he appointed his son and successor, Amenhotep II, as his junior co-regent. | Model: Eric Graham | stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KING SERIES | Idris Alooma (1580–1617) was Mai (king) of the Kanem-Bornu Empire, located mainly in Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria. His name is more properly written Idris Alawma or Idris Alauma. An outstanding statesman, under his rule (1564–1596) Kanem-Bornu touched the zenith of its power. Idris is remembered for his military skills, administrative reforms and Islamic piety. His feats are mainly known through his chronicler Ahmad bin Fartuwa. | Model: Kineh N’gaojia | stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KING SERIES | Mansa Abu Bakr II ( also known as Mansa Abu Bakari II circa 14th century) was the ninth Mansa (Title of Ruler in Mali) of the Mali Empire, the richest and largest empire on earth at that time, covering nearly all of West Africa. He succeeded his nephew Mansa Mohammed ibn Gao and preceded Mansa Musa. Abu Bakr II appears to have abdicated his throne (1311) in order to explore “the limits of the ocean” and was said to have set out on this feat 181 years prior to Christopher Columbus however, his expedition never returned. He is now referred to as “The Voyager King” | Model: Zaq Jackson | stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KING SERIES | Taharqa (710-664 BC) was a Pharaoh of the Ancient Egyptian 25th dynasty and Ruler of the Kingdom of Kush, which was located in Northern Sudan & Ethiopia. He is also mentioned in Biblical references – Scholars have identified him with Tirhakah, King of Ethiopia, who waged war against Sennacherib during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah (2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9). AFRICAN KING SERIES | King Tenkamenin of Ghana (1037-1075 AD) Through careful management of gold trade across the Sahara, Tenkamenin’s empire flourished economically yet his greatest strength was in government. He listened to his people and provided justice for all of them. His principles of democratic monarchy and religious tolerance make him one of the great models of African rule. | Model: Ebai Ayuk-Enow | stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KING SERIES | King or Oba (as it is known in West Africa) Sunni Ali Beer (circa 1442-1492) built the largest most powerful empire in West Africa during his 28-year reign. With a remarkable army,he won many battles, conquered many lands, seized trade routes and took villages to build the Songhay empire into a major center of commerce, culture and Moslem scholarship. | Model: Tony Jackson | stylist & photographer: James C. Lewis AFRICAN KINGS SERIES | King or Asantehene (King of all Asante) Osei Tutu (circa 1650-1717) Osei Tutu was the founder and first ruler of the Asante nation, a great West African kingdom now known as Ghana. He tripled the geographic size of Asante and the kingdom was a significant power that endured for two centuries. Model: Kellen Marcus | Photographer & Stylist: James C. Lewis | Wardrobe & Accessories: Maye For Maryse Fashions and Accessories *All rights reserved* Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios Comments comments Laisser un commentaire Annuler la réponse. Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire les indésirables. En savoir plus sur comment les données de vos commentaires sont utilisées.