Cameroonian photographer Mario Epanya went all out in his campaign to make Vogue Africa a reality. In order to get publisher Conde Nast to see the potential in the magazine–that would pay homage to African women–he created fictional covers, featuring gorgeous images, but it looks like it wasn’t enough. Conde Nast has turned down Epanya’s bid for the magazine.
I am furious! So Africa is not good enough to have its own Vogue edition according to Conde Nast. We need an African magazine with uniquely African stories. So if they won’t help us, I say we do it ourselves. Viva Africa!
See more of Epanya’s fictional covers and an excerpt from Mario’s Vogue Italia interview after the break. (more…)