There is a strong visual image of Africa that endures across the world; depictions of poverty, famine and endless conflict on a continent that has struggled to recover from slavery, colonialism and desperate fights for independence.
Even though it is the fastest-growing region in the world, a recent European survey showed that people still see Africa as the "hopeless" continent.
Poverty, famine, darkness, corruption and tribal wars are all images still deeply intertwined with the history and identity of Africa in the Western imagination.
But what happens when Africans themselves begin to remake the images from their point of view? Can they reverse the negative stereotypes of Africa and Africans? And why is it important?
This week, South2North speaks to African photographers Neo Ntsoma and George Osodi, and art curator and critic Okwui Enwezor.